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2014-12-01 23:02:08

IES Diagnostics, Inc.’s New “Rapid Ebola Pre-Symptom Screening Test” designed for use before visible symptoms; can help redefine quarantine policies and ultimately save lives.

2014-12-01 20:22:30

Dr. John Fankhauser, Veteran Long-Term Healthcare Worker; Dr. Dan Crawford, New Short-term Medical Volunteer CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-01 12:29:47

PARIS, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABIVAX, a leading clinical stage biotech company developing and commercialising anti-viral compounds and human vaccines, today announced

2014-12-01 12:29:26

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- December 1, 2014 is World AIDS Day. The U.S.

2014-12-01 12:23:04

DALLAS, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report, "Agricultural Inoculants Market by Type (PGPMs, Bio-Control Agents, & Plant Resistance Stimulants), Source (Bacterial

New Hybrid Vehicle Being Developed That Delivers DNA
2014-11-30 03:01:01

A new hybrid vehicle is under development. Its performance isn’t measured by the distance it travels, but rather the delivery of its cargo: vaccines that contain genetically engineered DNA to fight HIV, cancer, influenza and other maladies.

turkey vulture
2014-11-28 03:15:53

How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals?

dna in space
2014-11-28 04:40:40

New research from a team of European scientists has shown that genetic material is capable of surviving both the hostile environment of suborbital space and the violent passage through Earth’s atmosphere at a high rate of speed.

2014-11-27 16:22:18

Canada launches "Join The Fight Against Ebola" recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa


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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tourtiere
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