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2014-09-09 08:31:20

Former Pfizer Executive to Lead R&D at Second Genome SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Genome, Inc., a leader in the development of novel medicines through innovative microbiome science, announced today that it has appointed Karim Dabbagh, Ph.D., as the company's Chief Scientific Officer. In this new position, Dr. Dabbagh will be responsible for the company's drug pipeline, fueled by Second Genome's novel discovery platform for identifying and...

2014-09-09 08:30:50

New patent includes composition of matter claims PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation, oncology and biodefense, announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office (US PTO) granted patent 8,808,710 entitled "Method of Preparing an Immunologically-Active Adjuvant-Bound Dried Vaccine...

2014-09-08 23:05:25

Veriflow® brewPAL Will Protect against Beer Spoilage Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life-sciences company that develops and manufactures rapid molecular diagnostics for the food and beverage industries, announced today that it will partner with Victory Brewing Company to develop a diagnostic assay to detect beer-spoiling microbes. The assay, to be called Veriflow® brewPAL, will be developed with the use of Invisible Sentinel’s...

2014-09-08 16:26:03

UCSF Spinoff to Test Investigational Drug Against Ebola Virus SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- OncoSynergy announced that it has raised over 50% of their crowdfunding goal to support a study testing their experimental drug targeting the CD29 molecule, OS2966, for ebola infection. The growing ebola crisis in west Africa has been declared a Public Health Emergency of Global Concern by the World Health Organization. The projected death toll is now expected to be as...

2014-09-08 16:25:41

Clinical testing volume and positivity rate both grew after the first case of the infectious disease spread to Western Hemisphere this year MADISON, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing number of patients in the United States are being tested - and testing positive - for the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, according to a study presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, D.C. The study, by scientists from Quest Diagnostics...

2014-09-08 16:25:18

Phase I/II study also demonstrated SER-109 restoration of a diverse, healthy microbiome CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel treatments for diseases related to the human microbiome, today announced final data for its single-arm, open-label clinical trial of SER-109, its first-in-field, oral microbiome therapeutic. SER-109, a mixture of bacterial spores, is designed for the treatment of recurrent...

2014-09-08 12:29:24

Oral presentation and nine posters presented at ICAAC WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) showed Shionogi's novel parenteral siderophore cephalosporin, S-694266, to exhibit marked potency against Gram-negative bacteria listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the urgent or serious level including multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas (MDRP),...

2014-09-08 12:25:06

ALBANY, New York, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market (Tedizolid Phosphate, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, Ceftazidime/Avibactam, Amikacin Inhale, Plazomicin, and Synflorix) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" six phase III drugs would generate total revenue of USD 3.8 billion by 2020. Browse the...

ear infections
2014-09-08 10:37:32

Marguerite Beck, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 percent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than solely by a bacterial infection, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. By simultaneously infecting the nose with a flu virus and a bacterium that is one of the leading causes of ear infections in children, the researchers found that the flu virus inflamed the...

2014-09-08 08:30:48

Data demonstrate potent, broad spectrum activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including resistant organisms that cause skin infections NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRX), a late stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of Locilex® (pexiganan cream 0.8%), and research collaborators, today announced updated data from a microbiology study of Locilex® were presented at the 54th...


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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