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War On Superbugs Spearheaded By British PM David Cameron
2014-07-02 15:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the latest development in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Wednesday that former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O'Neill would lead an independent review panel to find market-based solutions to the emergence of so-called ‘superbugs.’ "There is a market failure; the pharmaceutical industry hasn't been developing new classes of antibiotics, so we need to create...

Key To Adaptation Limits Of Ocean Dwellers Uncovered By Scientists
2014-07-02 03:35:33

Alfred Wegener Institute The simpler a marine organism is structured, the better it is suited for survival during climate change. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, discovered this in a new meta-study, which appears today in the research journal Global Change Biology. For the first time biologists studied the relationship between the complexity of life forms and the ultimate limits of their adaptation to a warmer climate. While...

2014-07-02 10:26:26

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Melbourne researchers are homing in on a new target for malaria treatment, after developing a compound that blocks the action of a key ‘gatekeeper’ enzyme essential for malaria parasite survival. The compound, called WEHI-916, is the first step toward a new class of antimalarial drugs that could cure and prevent malaria infections caused by all species of the parasite, including those resistant to existing drugs. Scientists at...

Little baby get an injection
2014-07-02 05:34:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents worried about having their children vaccinated take note: a new study published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics has found that immunization-related side-effects are extremely rare, and that there is no evidence linking them to serious health issues such as leukemia or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). According to Liz Szabo of USA Today, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare...

2014-07-01 23:08:25

Request A Test is Offering a 5% Discount on Titer Testing in July 2014 - Use Promo Code TITER5 by July 31st to Save Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 This July, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing is offering a 5% discount on titer testing. Customers can save by using promo code TITER5 when placing an order either online or over the phone. Titer blood testing is a simple way for a person to check their immunity to a variety of diseases. With...

2014-07-01 23:03:17

Yeast Infection No More is the newest program created by Linda Allen that claims to help people treat candida quickly and effectively. The complete Yeast Infection No More review shows whether this method is useful or not. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Yeast infections or Candida is a problem that many women suffer from on a daily basis. The medications used to banish the problem can be effective, but several people prefer to go the natural cure. Treating a yeast infection naturally...

2014-07-01 15:20:23

ESA Since white-tailed deer serve as the primary host for the adult blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) — the vector for Lyme disease — scientists have wondered whether reducing the number of deer in a given area would also mean fewer cases of Lyme disease. Now, after a 13-year study was conducted, researchers in Connecticut have found that reduced deer populations can indeed lead to a reduction in Lyme disease cases. The results of their study are published in the Journal of Medical...

2014-07-01 12:28:59

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Serious adverse events resulting from vaccines routinely used in the United States are rare, according to a report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report, highlighted in the July issue of Pediatrics, provides the most comprehensive review to date of published studies on the safety of routine vaccines. "The use of vaccines ranks among the most significant public health achievements," said AHRQ...

2014-07-01 11:29:26

American Society for Microbiology Contrary to popular belief, the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni is not a harmless commensal in chickens but can cause disease in some breeds of poultry according to research published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "The main implication is that Campylobacter is not always harmless to chickens. This rather changes our view of the biology of this nasty little bug," says Paul Wigley of Institute...

2014-07-01 08:30:44

SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received two NIH small business grants which will fund the development of bispecific antibodies for two of its anti-bacterial immunotherapies. Sorrento's highly diverse, fully human G-MAB(®) library and proprietary antibody conjugation technology platforms have...


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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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