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2014-10-09 23:03:49

Does Recent Sharp Drop in Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Ebola Outbreak? Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM Data to be Presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series, October 14, 2014 LONDON, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola...

2014-10-09 16:28:08

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in the development of high-value biosimilar therapeutics and difficult to manufacture proteins, today announced the initiation of a multi-product research program with PATH, a global health nonprofit organization, as part of an initiative to enhance production of vaccines. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127348 "We are both pleased and honored to partner...

2014-10-09 16:27:18

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S-649266, an investigational parenteral siderophore cephalosporin, exhibits marked potency against Gram-negative bacteria, including multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens, in pre-clinical studies. S-649266 has demonstrated active penetration into bacteria and stability to beta-lactamases that hydrolyze carbapenem antibiotics, according to results presented at IDWeek 2014. The increase of MDR bacteria has been called a "crisis" by the President's...

Probiotic Yogurt Could Help Protect Against Heavy Metal Poisoning And Environmental Toxins
2014-10-09 03:09:01

Provided by Lawson Health Research Institute New research shows probiotic yogurt can reduce the uptake of certain heavy metals and environmental toxins by up to 78% in pregnant women. Led by Scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute's Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotic Research, this study provides the first clinical evidence that a probiotic yogurt can be used to reduce the deadly health risks associated with mercury and arsenic. Environmental toxins like mercury...

2014-10-09 12:29:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that the Ebola virus has crossed America's borders and was identified by a hospital in Dallas, emergency physician experts will be in Chicago to discuss the issues and answer questions about preparedness and clinical response. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d Drs. David Pigott and Alexander Isakov will share their research knowledge and experience dealing with Ebola in two related sessions:...

2014-10-09 12:28:58

Results for groundbreaking multi-center study of lead drug candidate RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) presented at IDWeek 2014 PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebiotix Inc. announced today that results of the Phase 2 PUNCH(TM) CD Study found that the overall efficacy of RBX2660 in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection was 87.1%. The study also found that administration of RBX2660 was well-tolerated and demonstrated satisfactory safety in the 60-day...

vaccine adjuvant
2014-10-09 08:40:25

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The authors of two new studies published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) analyzed the use of different types of vaccines to help better prevent and control pandemic bird flu virus. In one of the studies, Saint Louis University professor of infectious diseases, allergy and immunology Dr. Robert Belshe and his colleagues found that a vaccine designed to protect against an old strain of avian flu...

2014-10-09 04:20:49

- David Miliband meets with Liberian and Sierra Leonean community leaders, aid workers, key responders and IRC Staff; pledges to extend IRC Ebola-focused operations this fall with new treatment center FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visiting the region today, International Rescue Committee (IRC) president and CEO David Miliband said that while the pledges of increased numbers of beds are important, the key to success in the battle against Ebola is...

2014-10-08 23:11:21

Leading healthcare staffing company Aureus Medical Group has announced the job titles that were the most searched through its website during September 2014. Healthcare careers including travel nursing jobs, travel therapy jobs, travel medical laboratory, and travel imaging jobs were among the top five. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Aureus Medical Group, a leading healthcare staffing company specializing in travel nursing jobs, travel therapy jobs, and other allied health medical...

2014-10-08 23:03:17

The North American Glass Microspheres market is estimated to grow due to its growing applications in modern infrastructure for various verticals in the region http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-glass-microspheres-3214349905.html (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 The North America Glass Microspheres Market report defines and segments the glass microspheres market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The North American glass microspheres market is expected to...


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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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