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2013-07-18 11:24:00

Results of UCI-led study point to new approach for treating foodborne illnesses UC Irvine microbiologists have learned how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by salmonella, paving the way for potential relief from foodborne illnesses that affect millions of people annually. Manuela Raffatellu, assistant professor of microbiology & molecular genetics, and colleagues at UC Irvine and the University of Washington...

2013-06-06 23:36:47

Exploring the Latest Innovations in Animal Vaccinations Columbia, MO (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 IMMVAC, INC. announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year on RFD-TV. IMMVAC INC., manufactures vaccines and serums to aid in the prevention and treatment of virtually all Gram-negative bacterial diseases of production and companion animals. In this episode, American Farmer will explore IMMVAC's vaccines and serums, which aid in the prevention...

Probiotics Offset Effects Of Antibiotics
2013-05-31 15:53:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While antibiotics like penicillin are great for fighting off bacterial infections, they can also wreak havoc on beneficial gut bacteria, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. New research from scientists at the Cochrane Collaboration found that taking a “pre-emptive” probiotic could prevent diarrhea associated with antibiotics when symptoms are caused by the potentially dangerous Clostridium difficile...

2013-05-31 11:04:25

Given the option, many women with symptoms of urinary tract infections are choosing to avoid antibiotics and give their bodies a chance to heal naturally, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Family Practice. The research shows that 70% of women with symptoms of uncomplicated urinary tract infections who did not use antibiotics for a week were cured or showed improvement. Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are already a big problem and the incidence of 'superbugs',...

2013-05-14 23:34:40

Padmore Books author, Ila Monroe, writes a thriller to spark a conversation about deadly infections that occur daily in the medical wards, but go unreported. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Golden Plague, by Ila Monroe, is a work of fiction where the villains are hospital directors and managers of pharmaceutical companies covering up a sinister set of occurrences, and the protagonists, three young adults, trying to stay alive. It depicts a modern day reality which is plaguing public...

New FDA/USDA Report Looks At Ways To Prevent Listeria Contamination
2013-05-12 08:37:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Stricter control of temperature while refrigerating food, keeping food contact surfaces clean and sanitary, and wearing gloves while serving customers could help prevent the spread of the bacterial disease listeria at delicatessens and other food-related businesses, US health officials claim in a new report. The report, released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday,...

2013-05-09 11:32:09

Research could help in battle against infections that do not respond to powerful drugs In biology, we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest. What about survival of the luckiest? Like pioneers in search of a better life, bacteria on a surface wander around and often organize into highly resilient communities, known as biofilms. It turns out that a lucky few bacteria become the elite cells that start the colonies, and they organize in a rich-get-richer pattern...

2013-05-06 23:16:09

Aims to stop bacterial pathogen growth in health care settings. Ridgeland, MS (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Bert Rubinsky, CEO of Medical Grade Innovations (MGI), is announcing he has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on fabric with antimicrobial properties. The patent number is 13/207,392. The fabric, “B++” will first be used to create bactericidal incontinent pads, sheets, pillow cases, patient gowns and operating room apparel and sold to medical...

2013-05-02 12:09:49

Using a protein complex found in breast milk, researchers force drug-resistant 'superbugs' including MRSA to respond to antibiotics again A protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse the antibiotic resistance of bacterial species that cause dangerous pneumonia and staph infections, according to new University at Buffalo research. In petri dish and animal experiments, the protein complex – called Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumor Cells (HAMLET) –...


Latest Pathogenic bacteria Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 14:27:08

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile-soluble aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. It was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century and is thus the subject of many humoral immunity studies. It causes many other types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia including acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, peritonitis, cellulites, and brain abscess. It...

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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2011-04-15 15:26:30

Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium first described in 1892 by Richard Pfeiffer during an influenza pandemic. It is generally aerobic but can grow as a facultative anaerobe. H. influenzae was mistakenly considered to be the cause of influenza until 1933 when the flu virology became apparent. It was the first free-living organism to have its entire genome sequenced. The project was completed and published in 1995. Two major categories were defined: the...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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