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2014-10-15 12:30:41

Until we are prepared, outbound flights from Ebola-ridden countries should stop. NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi is taking a stand. With a second healthcare worker from Dallas now infected with the Ebola virus, Dr. Samadi, chairman of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, is urging that outbound flights from West African countries dealing with the Ebola epidemic stay grounded until the rest of the world can prepare to deal with the...

2014-10-15 08:32:03

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested that the first Dallas nurse who became infected while caring for the index patient may have "breached protocol" by touching the outer, contaminated surface of her protective equipment. Now that a second worker is infected, spokesmen are noting that the protective equipment leaves the neck exposed. "But what if they got the disease by breathing?" asks the Association...

2014-10-15 08:29:07

Proceeds to Fund Phase 2b Study of FV-100 Fast-Acting Oral Antiviral EDISON, N.J., Oct. 15, 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 closed a private placement of shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock to a non-U.S. investor with gross proceeds of $9.0 million. The Preferred Stock is convertible at any time into...

2014-10-14 23:06:50

Social Promise's African Adventure gives children a hands-on opportunity to experience parts of life for families living in Uganda. Sharon Crary traveled to Lacor Hospital in 1999 as part of the International Ebola Response Team and will be present at this year’s event to discuss how the outbreak was contained and to answer questions about symptoms and transmission of the virus. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Social Promise – a nonprofit which works to assist the...

2014-10-14 20:23:26

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentamer Pharmaceuticals today announced that it has begun a crowdfunding campaign for the development of its Ebola vaccine. Dr. Stephen Hall, the Founder and CEO of Pentamer, developed a vaccine technology called NodaVax that has produced protective vaccines against other pathogens like Anthrax. Pentamer developed an Ebola vaccine (called NoBola) using this technology and has begun the crowdfunding campaign to help support vaccine...

2014-10-14 16:28:48

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State and territorial health departments have been mobilizing for months to respond to possible imported cases of Ebola. Since the summer, they have been creating Ebola guidelines and algorithms for their healthcare facilities and providers, collaborating with their West African populations, and communicating with the public about the disease and how to prevent an outbreak. "The biggest thing the states are working on right...

2014-10-14 16:28:38

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The soon coming Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Whole Blood Test can be done in 20 minutes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/152046-INFO Detecting proteins by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and detecting antibodies against the virus using an antibody / antigen binding lateral flow device, are used on other virus detection. These methods have been proven for years to be fast and accurate. With the experience of WholeHealth...

2014-10-14 12:29:02

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following new cases of the Ebola virus in Spain and the first death from the virus in the United States, researchers are looking to Nigeria's utilization of 21(st) Century technology to study exactly how Africa's most populous country was able to contain the deadly disease. The Ebola outbreak hit Nigeria in July when Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American, flew into Lagos plagued by the virus, contagious and nearing his last days. The...

2014-10-14 12:21:57

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Ebola cases continue to double every 3 weeks in West Africa, and 10,000 new cases per week are anticipated, the U.S. military is sending some 4,000 troops to help build hospital facilities with about 1,700 total beds. This is part of President Obama's effort to build an "air bridge" to West Africa. While at first it was stated that troops would not come into direct contact with Ebola victims, some will be working in mobile...

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2014-10-14 03:00:49

Provided by Noah Brown, The JAMA Network Journals A preliminary study has shown the potential of treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (a bacterium that is one of the most common causes of infection of the colon) with oral administration of frozen encapsulated fecal material from unrelated donors, which resulted in an overall rate of resolution of diarrhea of 90 percent, according to a study published in JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its...


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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