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2014-10-16 23:09:05

Global humanitarian agency and its partners aim to reach 2 million Liberians in six months Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Mercy Corps is mounting a community-led public health education campaign in Liberia to raise awareness of prevention practices and change behaviors to reduce transmission of the Ebola virus. In partnership with global health organization PSI and funded by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the campaign will build on Mercy Corps’ extensive...

2014-10-16 23:02:13

CEUFast hopes new continuing education course helps to protect nurses and reduce the spread of Ebola. Lake City, Fla (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 With a recent poll revealing that most U.S. nurses feel unprepared to deal with Ebola, subscription-based service CEUFast has decided to provide their Ebola course to nurses, health professionals and the general public at http://www.ceufast.com/free. CEUFast wants to empower health professionals with accurate information that will protect themselves...

2014-10-16 12:30:17

Partnership is part of comprehensive #TackleEbola relief campaign to stop the spread of Ebola SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen today announced a partnership with BBC Media Action, the BBC's international development organization, to improve communication and public awareness about the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The partnership will support local media, health officials and humanitarian agencies with emergency response or 'lifeline' communication training...

2014-10-16 12:29:33

KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Paul Kagame has ordered the Ministry of Health to mobilize thousands of health workers and facilities to be put on standby in case of an Ebola outbreak. Kagame said the tens of thousands of medics would be ready to combat the virus. He also committed that once the systems are in place, Rwanda will be ready to support the countries affected. He said Ebola is a matter of 'national security' and has instructed local...

2014-10-16 12:29:23

Little evidence of transmission to humans WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association and the world's top veterinary experts are asking pet owners across the country to exercise caution but not to panic following reports of the Ebola virus in animals such as Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel belonging to the Dallas nurse hospitalized with the disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101108/DC97343LOGO "It is important to be vigilant if...

2014-10-16 12:26:06

Ebola Crisis Communications Planning (FREE WEBINAR) NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public relations professionals and the businesses they work for are suddenly thrust into the Ebola crisis. Some are touched by actual cases of Ebola, some are affected by their relationship to an Ebola case, and others are being forced to communicate to stakeholders because of hysteria. And all of this has happened since the first Ebola cases were brought to the United States in early...

2014-10-16 12:23:21

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) learned on Wednesday, October 15, that the second nurse who helped care for the Ebola victim in Dallas - and was later diagnosed with the virus - visited with one Akron-area employee of the company during her stay in Northeast Ohio. The employee was notified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). A second employee has self-identified as possibly having contact. These two employees do not have direct contact...

2014-10-16 08:30:51

LONDON, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before the current outbreak of Ebola, West Africa was best known as an area rich in minerals - in Liberia, iron ore and timber were the main exports, Sierra Leone was well known as a source of diamonds, chromite and rutile, a form of titanium dioxide, Guinea for bauxite and iron ore and Nigeria for oil, which accounts for 35% of its GNP. These industries are all significant employers of both local and expatriate workers. For expatriates...

2014-10-16 08:30:25

EDISON, N.J., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD), a leading contract research organization (CRO), to conduct a Phase 2b clinical trial of ContraVir's lead clinical asset, FV-100, in shingles patients. The planned Phase 2b study is...

2014-10-15 23:13:50

Canadian probiotic vaginal treatment provides natural relief and unique benefits. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Berry Naturals has announced the arrival of its Probiostat® Vaginal product to the online health and wellness retailer, RevNutrition.com. The product offers a natural treatment to women who are suffering from vaginal infections. It’s a problem that affects an estimated 16-million women in North America. These infections can lead to serious problems like...


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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