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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...

2014-09-02 23:10:46

On August 13, McCormick & Company, Incorporated announced that is recalling Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 due to possible Salmonella risk. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Ground Oregano. McCormick &...

2014-09-02 16:25:26

Immediately Isolated; Doing Well and in Good Spirits CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM USA (www.simusa.org) reported today that one of its missionary doctors in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/142085 The American doctor was treating obstetrics patients at SIM's ELWA hospital in Monrovia. He was not treating Ebola patients in ELWA's Ebola isolation unit, a facility separate from the main hospital on the...

2014-09-02 12:29:28

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has spent more than US$13 million (600 million CFAs) in recent weeks to fight the Ebola virus, according to the Ministry of Health. The government has taken a number of preventive measures after it formed a national commission to lead anti-Ebola efforts. Equatorial Guinea has taken a proactive approach to the Ebola threat as it continues to affect neighboring regions. It has...

2014-09-02 12:28:30

Monetary Donations Are Best to Support Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the humanitarian response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa continues, the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) encourages Americans to support relief efforts appropriately and responsibly. Those who wish to help are encouraged to do so by giving monetary donations to...

Research Sniffs Out Smell Of Disease In Feces
2014-09-02 03:10:38

University of Leicester A fast-sensitive "electronic-nose" for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria C. diff, that causes diarrhea, temperature and stomach cramps, has been developed by a team at the University of Leicester. Using a mass spectrometer, the research team has demonstrated that it is possible to identify the unique 'smell' of C. diff which would lead to rapid diagnosis of the condition. What is more, the Leicester team say it could be possible to identify different...

2014-09-02 08:31:00

New TriActive Biotics(TM) Supplement Innovates 3-Stage Delivery For Wellness and Health Market Using Healthy Bacteria PHOENIX, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This August marks the dawn of a new day for countless Americans suffering from gastrointestinal distress, as a first-of-its-kind innovation is about to change the lives of millions across the U.S. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140829/141661 TriActive Biotics(TM) has solved the longstanding problems with...


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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