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2014-09-04 08:29:50

Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability of NVR-1221 Support Advancement to Phase 1b Clinical Studies in Patients with Chronic HBV Infection DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novira Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for curative treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, today announced successful completion of a Phase 1a clinical study of NVR-1221. The results for the Phase 1a clinical study...

2014-09-04 00:21:18

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced it will fast-track the development of a promising new combination vaccine regimen against Ebola and broadly collaborate with its partners in global health to deliver immediate relief aid to address the current Ebola outbreak. The accelerated vaccine program features a prime-boost regimen, in which one vector is used to prime and the other to boost the immune response. It consists of two...

2014-09-03 23:14:02

Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere and has posted over 140 travel alerts for travellers since January, 2014. When travellers register their itinerary with Sitata, they automatically receive these alerts which help them avoid problem areas and remind them to take precautionary measures. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere, but has been...

2014-09-03 23:09:36

GenitalHerpesDating.com, dedicated to help people with genital herpes, is one of the most popular herpes dating sites. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 There is no doubt that herpes dating sites became more and more popular among people living with herpes. They don’t need to worry about rejection and discrimination. Now, this site, GenitalHerpesDating.com, makes this section more specific and friendly, which is especially designed for those with genital herpes....

2014-09-03 16:30:04

EDISON, N.J., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB:CTRV), an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today it will present at two upcoming investor conferences. ContraVir is scheduled to present at the Rodman & Renshaw 16(th) Annual Global Investment Conference, to be held September 8-10, 2014, in New York City, and the Aegis Capital 2014 Healthcare and Technology...

2014-09-03 16:29:28

Joy of Recovery Dampened by News of SIM Doctor Rick Sacra Testing Positive for Ebola CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a news conference today on the campus of missionary organization SIM USA (www.simusa.org), Nancy Writebol, joined by her husband, David, shared for the first time details of her battle with the Ebola virus. While in Liberia, Writebol served at SIM's ELWA Hospital. She expressed that it was a great privilege to be part of the hospital staff during...

2014-09-03 08:34:11

DUBAI, UAE, September 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Legatum Foundation, the development arm of the Legatum Group, today announced a donation of $150,000 to the Ebola Crisis Fund, a fund established to help prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. The current outbreak of Ebola, centred in Sierra Leone and Liberia has claimed more than 1550 lives and is threatening tens-of-thousands more. There is no proven vaccine or cure. The disease continues to...

2014-09-03 08:32:56

First molecular test indicated for samples from both males and females SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) TV, an on-demand molecular test for rapid, accurate and reproducible identification of Trichomoniasis (TV) infections in both males and females. The test will be marketed as a CE-IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices, bringing the total number of CE-IVD tests available...

2014-09-03 08:32:42

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that Jeffrey Riley, CEO, is scheduled to present at the 16(th) Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, sponsored by H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC. Mr. Riley is scheduled to present at 10:25 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday,...

cholera and phages
2014-09-03 02:00:53

Siobhan Gallagher, Tufts University In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages. In a new study, researchers from Tufts University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners In Health, Haiti’s National Public Health Laboratory, and elsewhere, report that phages can force cholera bacteria to give up their virulence in order to survive. Importantly, the study — published in eLife — found that...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'