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2014-04-01 16:25:27

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that data from the Company's SparVax(® )next-generation anthrax vaccine program were recently presented at the 8(th) Annual New Technologies, New Vaccines conference. In a presentation entitled, "Factors that Affect Potency and Stability for a Recombinant Protective Antigen Vaccine," Dr. Bradford Powell, Director, Analytical Sciences at PharmAthene, presented results demonstrating the Company's...

2014-04-01 16:25:22

GENEVA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access to dolutegravir could improve millions of lives in developing countries The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and ViiV Healthcare announced a new collaboration on HIV medicines today, signing two licensing agreements to increase access to dolutegravir (DTG), a promising new antiretroviral, for both adult and paediatric care. The agreements would allow generic...

2014-04-01 13:13:29

Scientists have for the first time come closer to understanding how a clone of E. coli, described as the most important of its kind to cause human infections, has spread across the world in a very short time. E. coli clone ST131 is one of the leading causes of urinary tract and blood stream infections and has crossed the globe at a rapid rate. Worryingly, members of this clone are becoming more resistant to antibiotics. As an indication of scale, more than half of all women will suffer a...

'Unprecedented' Ebola Outbreak Sweeping Across Parts Of West Africa
2014-04-01 10:23:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An “unprecedented” outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) has spread throughout Guinea and beyond with more than a hundred patients confirmed to have the highly-infectious and equally as deadly disease. The first reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) surfaced just over a week ago on March 23, after the Ministry of Health of Guinea reported to the UN health arm that the disease was rapidly spreading throughout the...

2014-04-01 08:30:35

Approval reinforces the safety profile of Adacel as an active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active booster...

2014-04-01 08:30:05

CALGARY, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Dear Vivione Shareholder: It is my pleasure to report on our company's progress as we approach our 1(st) anniversary after becoming publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. When we went public, we told the market that we would continue to develop our assays, initiate the certification process for our food assays, and begin commercializing our other offerings. Since that time I am happy to update you on our achievements, specifically the...

2014-04-01 08:29:55

CHICAGO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Get tested", says MRSA Survivors Network's founder and national spokesperson Jeanine Thomas. "It could save your life". Healthcare-acquired infections, community-acquired MRSA methicillin-resistant staphyloccocus aureus (CA-MRSA) and antimicrobial resistance- (AMR) are a major global health threat and crisis. Every single day in the United States >200 patients die from a preventable healthcare-acquired infection. Patients...

2014-03-31 23:35:39

Q Laboratories, Inc. will conduct independent testing of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System from PathoGenetix, Inc. to evaluate its molecular strain typing capabilities for pathogen confirmation and identification for the food safety industry. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, has signed an agreement with independent contract testing laboratory, Q Laboratories, Inc., to conduct an independent...

2014-03-31 23:31:58

Flu season is still in full swing, and Riverdale Urgent Care knows how to help patients with it. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Spring may be here, but that doesn’t mean flu season is over. Riverdale Urgent Care is providing tips on how to treat and prevent the flu and strep throat. These highly contagious ailments, which can be passed through something as simple as a cough or a sneeze, can leave people feeling miserable for many days. That’s why Riverdale Urgent Care is prepared to...

2014-03-31 23:23:14

According to the study out of Claremont Graduate University, people will go to great lengths to avoid potentially unpleasant information, even when it would be hugely valuable to them in the future. Claremont, California (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 There are times in life when obtaining information early is critical. Early diagnosis of cancer can mean the difference between life and death. Discovering exposure to a financial bubble allows for restructuring of a portfolio before a market...


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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