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2014-10-22 23:04:04

With CNN reporting in an article on 10-20-14 the Pentagon getting ready to deploy Strike Teams to deal with new Ebola outbreaks across the USA, Remote Accountant, LLC, a online remote accounting, bookkeeping and tax firm advises businesses to outsource key employees and local vendors to prepare for business operations continuity. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With CNN reporting in an article on 10-20-14 the Pentagon getting ready to deploy Strike Teams to deal with new Ebola...

2014-10-22 23:03:00

Amid the Ebola outbreak and continuing threats to peace and security around the world, a majority of Americans agree that working through the United Nations is the best course of action. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A new poll released today by the Better World Campaign finds that voters recognize that a strong partnership between the U.S. and the United Nations is essential to addressing the toughest challenges facing our world today. “As pressing international issues...

2014-10-22 23:01:57

With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and restoration for healthcare organizations nationwide, Rolyn Healthcare has assembled a National Rapid Response Environmental Team (“the Team”). This specialty trained and equipped Team is dedicated to preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus Disease. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and...

2014-10-22 16:28:18

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Hospitals, by their very nature, are prepared for all sorts of emergencies, including public health threats. Ebola is an unprecedented illness for the U.S. healthcare system, but our hospital teams are using the same commitment, clinical expertise, planning, safety protocols and diligence they rely on in other emergencies to respond to the Ebola threat. In any emergency, the situation can change daily, even hourly. But we are...

2014-10-22 16:28:03

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fall arrives, so do drives in the country and drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider. Unfortunately, serious outbreaks of foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juices and cider that have not been processed to kill harmful bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds consumers to read the label carefully on juice or cider products they...

2014-10-22 16:21:02

ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. These travelers are now arriving to the United States at one of five airports where entry screening is being conducted by Customs and Border Protection and CDC. Active post-arrival monitoring means that travelers without febrile...

2014-10-22 12:30:49

Physicians Express Concerns about His Qualifications with No Prior Healthcare Experience and Redundancy of New Role BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading social network of doctors in the U.S., announced today the results of recent polling of the SERMO physician community about the new Ebola Czar, Ron Klain. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/CG02301LOGO-b Seventy-nine percent of the respondents chose "No" when asked, "Do you approve of the newly...

2014-10-22 12:26:29

In the news release, ProfNet Experts Available on Ebola Virus, Data Breaches, More, issued Oct. 15, 2014 by ProfNet over PR Newswire, we are advised that the media contact information for Ebola Virus expert Dr. Jim Arbogast, Ph.D. of GOJO Industries should read "Jackie Kundla, jkundla@hunterpr.com". Also, two expert profiles were omitted from the original press release. The complete, corrected release follows: ProfNet Experts Available on Ebola Virus, Data Breaches, More Also in This...

2014-10-22 08:32:41

-- Funding to Support Profectus and Galveston National Laboratory Investigators in the Development of a Trivalent rVSV-Vectored Vaccine to Rapidly Confer Protection Against Ebola and Marburg Viruses -- BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company developing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, announced today that Profectus and the Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) at the University of Texas Medical...

2014-10-22 08:32:29

-- Studies will accelerate IND-enabling development of VesiculoVax(TM) Ebola vaccine -- BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc. announced today that the company has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) aimed at accelerating the advancement of the company's candidate Ebola vaccine into human clinical studies. In previous preclinical studies conducted in...


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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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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