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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...

fecal pills
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...

2014-10-14 08:32:04

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Larry Klayman, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and founder of Freedom Watch, announced that he has personally filed a lawsuit against President Barack Hussein Obama and those in his administration, including the director of the Center for Disease Control, who are recklessly exposing the American people to the deadly Ebola virus and thus furthering a national epidemic. The case number is 14-1704. As Klayman...

2014-10-14 08:31:59

Survey of Canadian adults finds that 80 per cent believe child and adult vaccinations are of equal importance KIRKLAND, QC, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - There were more than 150 Canadian news reports about vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks between September 2013 and April 2014.(2) Amongst these reports were calls from the Public Health Agency of Canada(3 )to ensure children are vaccinated against the diseases they are most susceptible to - but what about adults? A new survey of Canadians finds...

2014-10-14 08:31:34

Epidemic Could Have Been Stopped For $100 Million CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The African American diaspora group thepowerof1trillion.com warned African leaders and the world of the Ebola threat now engulfing the globe in 2013 (http://www.ireachcontent.com/<wbr />news-releases/100-billion-<wbr />initiative-targets-africa-<wbr />208623341.html). According to numerous media reports in outlets such as Panafricanvisions.com, Biztechafrica, and...

2014-10-14 08:31:21

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), announced today the first use of Hemopurifier® therapy on a patient infected with Ebola virus. The treatment was administered to a Ugandan doctor at the Frankfurt University Hospital in Germany. The patient, who is also a World Health Organization (WHO) worker, contracted the virus in Sierra Leone. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b The Aethlon Hemopurifier® is a...

2014-10-13 23:04:55

Microencapsulation stabilizes ingredients for use in soft chews for companion animals Menomonie, Wis. (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Vets Plus, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pet health products, is proud to announce its newly developed proprietary microencapsulation technology to address stability of actives in soft chews. Microencapsulation is a protective shell that keeps an active ingredient locked in and stabilized until the release of the material is desired. This means a wider array of...

2014-10-13 23:04:02

The Middle East and Africa Glass Microspheres market is estimated to grow due to its growing applications in the infrastructure development for various verticals in the region http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/middle-east-and-africa-glass-microspheres-4382436269.html (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 The Middle East and Africa Glass Microspheres Market report defines and segments the glass microspheres market in Middle East and Africa with analysis and forecast of revenue. The given market...

2014-10-13 12:26:48

Physicians are concerned about the CDC's and Department of Homeland Security's Ability to Track and Screen Ebola Patients within the United States BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading social network of fully verified, licensed physicians in the U.S., announced today the results of recent polling of the SERMO physician community about the Ebola epidemic and its implications for the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141013/151722-INFO When asked if they...


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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