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2015-02-20 16:25:39

Data reveal dramatic impact of Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) strategy ATLANTA, Feb.

sewage virus
2015-02-19 16:26:15

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Dental Medicine propose a way to turn the tables on harmful bacteria that infect humans, by infecting them with tiny viruses called bacteriophages. In a strange twist, one such virus, cultivated from Jerusalem sewage, may help prevent infections following dental procedures.

2015-02-18 20:22:55

TBA-354 is the first potential tuberculosis drug to advance to Phase 1 trial in six years NEW YORK, Feb.

2015-02-18 08:31:42

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The anti-vaccination movement not only threatens human health--as shown in the recent U.S.

2015-02-17 23:08:51

Experts Designate Major Pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi, at Root of Unexplained Dermopathy Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 17, 2015

2015-02-17 23:05:54

In light of the measles outbreak, experts at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health created a computer simulation to explore the impact of vaccination in cities nationwide.

2015-02-17 23:01:53

Topical market research report “Gut and Digestive Health Ingredients and Consumer Products - Market Trends and Insights” elaborated by Canadean has been recently published at MarketPublshers.com.

2015-02-17 08:35:25

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Agilvax, Inc.

2015-02-16 23:03:17

Transparency Market Research has added a new report, "Microscopy Devices Market - Products (Optical Microscopes, Electron Microscopes, Scanning Probe Microscopes and Others) and Applications


Latest Microbiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Pompeii Worm, Alvinella pompejana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana) is a species of polychaete worm, or bristle worm that is only found in the Pacific Ocean. It resides at hydrothermal vents, making it an extremophile, and was first discovered French marine biologists of the coat of the Galapagos Islands in the 1980s. It was described by Lucien Laubier and Daniel Desbruyeres as a deep-sea polychaete that could withstand extreme amounts of heat. The Pompeii worm can reach an average length of up to five inches and is...

Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) is a parasitic worm that infects soybean plants, and other legumes, across the world. It is thought to be native to Asia, but was found in the United States in 1954 and in Colombia in the 1980’s. It can be found in Italy and Iran and its most recent sightings have occurred in Brazil and Argentina, two major areas where soybeans are grown. These worms are highly damaging to American soybean crops, costing the industry as much as 500 thousand...

Paralvinella sulfincola
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

Cell (journal)
2012-06-04 14:15:36

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.