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2014-04-07 08:31:09

DUBLIN, Apr. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s2h3vg/antimicrobials ) has announced the addition of the "Antimicrobials Used in Biologically Active Surfaces" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Antimicrobials used to provide Biologically Active Surfaces, are finding an increasing usage within the medical industry, followed by consumer products and industrial processes. The...

2014-04-05 23:02:02

NaturesMagicGift.com releases a review of Melanie Addington’s Ultimate Herpes Protocol, a step-by-step guide for effectively defeating herpes using all-natural, home remedies. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 The Ultimate Herpes Protocol—which promises to provide an effective, all-natural treatment for herpes that can permanently eradicate the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) from the body, has been released to the public generating widespread interest throughout the natural health...

2014-04-04 23:32:36

Particle Measuring Systems announces the introduction of two new products, the MiniCapt Mobile Microbial Air Sampler for mobile environmental monitoring of cleanrooms and the MiniCapt Remote Microbial Air Sampler for fixed-location monitoring with a remote sensor. Both of these instruments utilize impaction technology to collect air samples onto microbiological growth media, but each is used for different applications for cleanroom environmental monitoring. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 03,...

2014-04-04 23:23:29

ReNew Life Formulas, America’s #1 Digestive Care and Cleansing Company in health food stores, introduces two new higher-potency probiotic formulas to their top-selling line of Ultimate Flora™ RTS brand. Both new formulas, Ultimate Flora RTS Extra Strength and Senior Care, contain 30 billion live probiotic cultures per capsule. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 No-Refrigeration-Required Probiotics “Due to the popularity of our original Ultimate Flora™ RTS line that features...

2014-04-03 13:10:38

An international team of scientists has identified the precise biochemical key that wakes up the body’s immune cells and sends them into action against invading bacteria and fungi. The patented work, published in Nature today, provides the starting point to understanding our first line of defence, and what happens when it goes wrong. It will lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers and even TB. It could also lead to new protective vaccines....

2014-04-03 13:07:48

Study finds increased risk of stroke following shingles, suggests antiviral treatment may Patients' risk of stroke significantly increased following the first signs of shingles, but antiviral drugs appeared to offer some protection, according to a new study in Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. People with shingles, an often painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, had a higher stroke risk in the first 6 months after shingles symptoms appeared;...

2014-04-03 12:29:45

LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Probiotics Products Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Probiotics market to grow at a CAGR of 7.23 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing awareness about probiotic products. The Global Probiotics market has also been witnessing the increase in R&D activities. However, government...

2014-04-03 12:27:08

Lipoglycopeptides Dalvance and Oritavancin Will Find Favorable Uptake as Convenient Outpatient Anti-MRSA Agents, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that following its launch, Cubist's second generation oxazolidinone Sivextro will be highly differentiated from other anti-MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) agents for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections...

2014-04-03 12:19:54

Bacteria "plan ahead" by tightening their belts to help them survive looming lean periods, researchers at Cambridge have discovered. At a time when there is growing concern about rising antibiotic resistance, the results – published in the journal PLOS ONE – could lead to new ways of combatting dangerous bacteria. For many years, people thought bacteria worked by simply consuming resources until they ran out, and then entering a stationary, non-growing, phase. Working with physicists...

2014-04-03 10:37:44

Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those infected. But a new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has some brighter news: Once infected with a particular strain of the disease-causing bacteria, humans appear to develop immunity against that strain that can last six to nine years. The finding doesn’t give people who have already had the disease license to wander outside DEET-less, however. At least 16...


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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