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2009-04-16 14:33:10

According to researchers, a test vaccine against Campylobacter jejuni, a major cause of traveler's diarrhea, provided protection against infection in mice and monkeys and may ultimately have human application. Also, C. jejuni not only causes diarrhea, but is associated with a number of "important sequelae," including inflammatory bowel disease, Dr. Patricia Guerry, senior investigator, told Reuters Health.  There are no licensed vaccines for C. jejuni currently available. Guerry of the...

2009-03-25 07:00:00

Antimicrobial Developer Adds New Measurement Tool to Assist Processing Plants. SHREVEPORT, La., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2003, SteriFx Inc. and its FreshFx antimicrobial solutions have proven to be effective on the poultry processing line against Campylobacter jejuni (Campy), as well as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria. Now SteriFx can provide plant management another tool to help control Campylobacter by pre-screening birds for their current load of Campy at various points throughout...

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2009-03-22 14:33:01

Results of the first human clinical studies confirm that a new yogurt fights the bacteria that cause gastritis and stomach ulcers with what researchers describe as almost vaccine-like effects, scientists in Japan will report here today at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Researchers have long known that yogurt, a fermented milk product containing live bacteria, is a healthy source of calcium, protein, and other nutrients. Some brands of yogurt are now made with...

2009-03-19 08:30:00

- Company Presents Data on Cethromycin Showing In Vivo Efficacy against Tularemia - CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADLS), a biopharmaceutical company developing cethromycin, a novel once-a-day antibiotic, to treat respiratory tract infections and to combat bioterror threats, announced today that it received notice from the Department of Defense (DoD) that it has exercised its option to award the Company $2.0 million under the...

2009-03-12 14:30:00

Funds to be used for surveillance of meningococcal disease in Latin America and the Caribbean Region WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), a not-for-profit organization in the United States, has announced the receipt of a $1,236,672 million grant from sanofi pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group. The purpose of the restricted grant is to reinforce surveillance and knowledge -- based on laboratory...

2009-03-03 14:17:17

Resent studies reported that aspirin inhibited the growth of H. pylori in a dose-dependent manner and significantly affected the activity of virulence factors of H. pylori. In addition, aspirin increased the susceptibility of H. pylori to antimicrobials including metronidazole, clarithromycin and amoxicillin. However, the mechanisms remained unknown. A research team led by Prof. Wang from Peking University First Hospital of China addressed this issue and their results will be published on...

2009-02-27 14:15:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dean Farms in New Castle, Lawrence County, has tested negative for Campylobacter contamination and resumed sales of raw milk on Feb. 26, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. Pennsylvania farms selling raw milk must be permitted and have samples of their milk laboratory tested due to the health risks associated with consuming the unpasteurized products. Recently, the Pennsylvania...

2009-02-26 16:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dean Farms in New Castle, Lawrence County, has tested negative for Campylobacter contamination and resumed sales of raw milk on Feb. 26, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today.   Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. Pennsylvania farms selling raw milk must be permitted and have samples of their milk laboratory tested due to the health risks associated with consuming the unpasteurized products.  ...

2009-02-20 13:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Health Secretary Everette James today advised consumers who purchased raw milk from Dean Farms in New Castle, Lawrence County, doing business as Pasture Maid Creamery, LLC, to immediately discard the raw milk due to potential bacterial contamination. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. Dean Farms sells directly to consumers who provide their own bottles. The business is not related to Dean's Dairy in Sharpsville, Mercer...

2009-02-19 09:16:25

The way in which bacteria that cause bacterial meningitis mimic human cells to evade the body's innate immune system has been revealed by researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London.The study, published in Nature, could lead to the development of new vaccines that give better protection against meningitis B, the strain which accounts for the vast majority of cases of the disease in the UK.Meningitis involves an inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and the...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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