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2014-07-11 23:02:15

The market for overall probiotic products was $26,125.9 million in 2012 and is estimated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 6% from 2014 to 2019.(http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/probiotic-market-advanced-technologies-and-global-market-69.html) (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The report “Probiotics Market by Products (Functional Foods, Dietary Supplements, Specialty Nutrients, Animal Feed), Applications (Regular, Therapeutic, Preventive Health Care) & Ingredients (Lactobacilli,...

2014-07-11 23:01:19

One of 19 selected across the country to represent an MLS team, Chip Huber, dean of engagement at CU, vies for the Grand Prize of $10,000 for Night of Nets. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative has selected Chip Huber, director of student engagement at Cornerstone University, as one of 19 selected across the country to represent an MLS team to vie for a $10,000 prize to the charity of their choice. Each of the 19 representatives...

2014-07-11 11:13:01

Penn State Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers. "Previous research has shown that Wolbachia -- a genus of bacteria that live inside mosquitoes -- render mosquitoes resistant to pathogen infection, thereby preventing the mosquitoes from infecting humans with the pathogens," said Jason Rasgon, associate professor of entomology, Penn...

2014-07-11 10:29:58

Ohio State University Scientists identify protein in bacteria with essential role in survival Scientists have identified a protein that is essential to the survival of E. coli bacteria, and consider the protein a potential new target for antibiotics. In the study, the researchers confirmed that this protein, called MurJ, flips a fatty molecule from one side of a bacterial cell membrane to the other. If that molecule isn't flipped, the cell cannot construct a critical layer that...

2014-07-11 10:14:05

PLOS How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. A study published on July 10th in PLOS Pathogens now reveals how the pathogen evades the immune system to induce inflammation beyond the oral cavity. Like other gram-negative bacteria, P....

Ocean's Most Abundant Organisms Have Clear Daily Cycles
2014-07-11 03:04:06

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Coordinated timing may have implications for energy transformation, ocean food web Imagine the open ocean as a microbial megacity, teeming with life too small to be seen. In every drop of water, hundreds of types of bacteria can be found.  Now scientists have discovered that communities of these ocean microbes have their own daily cycles—not unlike the residents of a bustling city who tend to wake up, commute, work, and eat at the same times....

2014-07-11 09:57:09

Loyola University Health System Bacteria found in the bladders of healthy women differ from bacteria in women with a common form of incontinence, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. These findings, published July 9, 2014, in the American Society for Microbiology's online journal mBio, suggest that bacterial communities may play a role in female urinary health. "Urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) is a common, yet poorly understood,...

Child Believed To Be Cured Of HIV Now Has Detectable Virus Levels
2014-07-11 07:38:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Mississippi infant believed to have been cured of HIV following an extended remission now once again has “detectable levels” of the AIDS-causing virus in her blood, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has confirmed. The child was born prematurely in 2010 to an HIV-infected mother who had not been diagnosed until the time of delivery and had not been given antiretroviral medication during...

2014-07-10 23:08:18

OpenDoors Nutrition introduces their new daily probiotic blend, Daily Pro Blend 12B, and discusses what to search for in the best probiotic supplements. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 OpenDoors Nutrition is a new dietary supplement company that has just launched its first product called Daily Pro Blend 12B. This daily probiotic supplement was carefully researched and manufactured to ensure consumers get exactly what they are looking for. With over one hundred trillion living bacteria...

2014-07-10 16:25:12

Statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to today's announcement that the "Mississippi Baby," believed to have been functionally cured of HIV, has now been found to have detectable levels of the virus, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses disappointment in this setback but remains hopeful that the scientific breakthrough that allowed the child's HIV levels to remain...


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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