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2014-09-19 12:25:51

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, a student at Georgetown University died from serogroup B meningococcal disease. Continuing reports of serogroup B cases are an important reminder that there is an unmet public health need in the prevention of bacterial meningitis in the U.S. In late 2013 and early 2014, outbreaks of serogroup B disease at Princeton University and the University of California Santa Barbara prompted a collaborative public health effort to help protect...

2014-08-28 23:08:39

New Paper: Minor Changes to Federal, State Water Regulations Could Save Thousands of Lives Lombard, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Former Head of EPA’s Drinking Water Standards Division Calls for Action to Reduce Waterborne Disease Risk A new paper authored by the first director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water Standards Division argues that supplemental disinfection of building plumbing systems to reduce incidence of Legionnaires’ disease and other...

2014-08-05 23:03:22

Validates Disinfectant Power of Clearitas® 350 for Two-Pronged Attack of Persistent Pathogens Such as Legionella in Healthcare Facilities Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Blue Earth Labs (http://www.BlueEarthLabs.com), a leading specialty water chemical research and development company building an innovative chemical platform to solve water infrastructure issues, today announced that its Clearitas 350 scale control solution has been approved as a primary disinfectant for...

2014-08-05 08:34:12

HPV mRNA positive and Ct/Ng negative controls reduce repeat molecular testing MILFORD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high-quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, today announced the launch of two new ACCURUN(®) products - the first HPV mRNA positive and Ct/Ng negative controls for the company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140804/132910...

2014-07-28 08:29:28

Assays bring an innovative solution to microbiology and molecular labs BALTIMORE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), (NYSE: BDX) announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the BD ProbeTec(TM) Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay and the BD ProbeTec(TM) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper(TM) LT System. The BD Viper LT System...

Bacteria Use Whole Body To Swim, Not Just Propellers
2014-07-23 03:59:24

Brown University When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University. Many bacteria swim using flagella, corkscrew-like appendages that push or pull bacterial cells like tiny propellers. It's long been assumed that the flagella do all the work during swimming, while the rest of the cell body is just along for the ride. But this new research shows that in at least one species, the cell body is actively...

2014-07-18 11:24:04

PLOS How Helicobacter pylori identifies and colonizes sites of small injury in the stomach Helicobacter pylori infection promotes stomach ulcers and cancer. How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. An article published on July 17th in PLOS Pathogens now describes that H. pylori rapidly identifies and colonizes sites of minor injuries in the stomach, almost immediately interferes with healing at those injury sites, and so promotes...

2014-07-08 11:05:13

OSU The oxygen-rich surface waters of the world’s major oceans are supersaturated with methane – a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – yet little is known about the source of this methane. Now a new study by researchers at Oregon State University demonstrates the ability of some strains of the oceans’ most abundant organism – SAR11 – to generate methane as a byproduct of breaking down a compound for its phosphorus. Results...

2014-07-07 09:57:58

NUS New study by Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS show that the protein is produced as an immune response and requires the tumour suppressor RUNX3 A team of scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) discovered that a protein named IL23A is part of our stomach’s defense against bacterial infection which leads to gastric cancer. This finding could potentially be used to combat the deadly disease....

2014-07-01 11:29:26

American Society for Microbiology Contrary to popular belief, the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni is not a harmless commensal in chickens but can cause disease in some breeds of poultry according to research published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "The main implication is that Campylobacter is not always harmless to chickens. This rather changes our view of the biology of this nasty little bug," says Paul Wigley of Institute...


Latest Proteobacteria Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 21:28:48

Salmonella enterica is a subspecies of Salmonella enterica, the rod shaped, flagellated, aerobic, Gram-negative bacterium. It is a member of the genus Salmonella and many of the pathogenic serovars of the S. enterica species are in this subspecies. Serovars can be designated fully or in a shortened form. The genus, Salmonella, is on the short form lists which are followed by the capitalized and non-italicized serovar. Each serovar can have many strains as well, which allows for a rapid...

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2011-04-25 16:38:12

Neisseria meningitidis is a heterotrophic gram-negative diplococcal bacterium best known for its role in meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood in industrialized countries and is responsible for epidemics in Africa and in Asia. In the US there are approximately 2500 to 3500 cases of N. meningitides infections. Children under 5 are at a higher risk as well as people in the sub-Saharan...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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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 15:19:01

Haemophilus ducreyi is a fastidious gram-negative coccobacillus causing the sexually transmitted disease chancroid, a major cause of genital ulceration in developing countries characterized by painful sores on the genitalia. Early symptoms are dark and light green shears in excrement. Chancroid starts as an erythematous popular lesion that breaks down into a painful bleeding ulcer. It can be cultured on chocolate agar. It is an opportunistic microorganism that infects through the...

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