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2011-03-22 08:04:31

Salt water relay minimizes Vibrio A joint study by local oyster growers and researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that moving farmed oysters into saltier waters just prior to harvest nearly eliminates the presence of a bacterium that can sicken humans. The findings"”reported by VIMS professors Kim Reece and Howard Kator, and local oyster growers Thomas Gallivan, A.J. Erskine, and Tommy Leggett"”may offer a relatively low-cost solution to a controversial...

2011-02-09 14:43:33

With cholera on the rampage in Haiti and almost 40 other countries, scientists are reporting the development of a key advance that could provide a fast, simple test to detect the toxin that causes the disease. The report appears in ACS' journal Bioconjugate Chemistry. Cholera affects more than 200,000 people annually, mainly in developing countries, and causes about 5,000 deaths. Many involve infants, children, and the elderly. J. Manuel Perez and colleagues note that cholera is an intestinal...

2011-01-20 16:35:28

Just over a year after the earthquake in Haiti killed 222,000 people there's a new problem that is killing Haitians. A cholera outbreak has doctors in the area scrambling and the water-borne illness has already claimed 3600 lives according to officials with M©dicin Sans Frontires (Doctors without Borders). Stefan Pukatzki, a bacteriologist in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, is hoping that down the road he can help prevent deadly cholera outbreaks....

2010-12-09 18:26:52

New clinical strains of cholera appear to have evolved a distinctly different mechanism to cause the same disease according to research published in the current issue of the online journal mBio®. Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent for the diarrheal disease cholera. While there are more than 200 different serogroups only the O1 and the O139 strains have been known to cause epidemic and pandemic outbreaks of disease, using a toxin-coregulated pilus (TCP) and cholera toxin...

2010-12-01 00:32:49

GFS BioProtectâ“ž¢ Effluent Remediator (BPER) utilizes revolutionary new biotechnology to remove odour, breakdown waste, and kill Vibrio Cholerae in camp latrines. Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Global Future Solutions (GFS) announced today that its non-toxic waste treatment products GFS BioProtectâ“ž¢ Effluent Remediator (BPER) and GFS BioProtectâ“ž¢ Industrial Cleaner (BPIC) have been...

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2010-11-22 10:30:00

In deep ocean waters, it's sometimes difficult to hide from predators. That's why so many sea creatures have evolved extraordinary methods of disguise. Cephalopods, such as octopus, squid and cuttlefish, are big on camouflage, by day or night. In fact, the Hawaiian bobtail squid has several means of stealthy self- preservation. "During the day, if they are disturbed from the sand, they will come out, sit on the surface with a sand coat on them, trying to be invisible," says Margaret...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

Haiti cholera epidemic is spreading quickly and could easily worsen despite efforts to control it. As concerns rise over massive health challenges, Dr. Dalmacy outlines steps every Haitian and every health provider caring for cholera victims should take to stay alive, save lives and prevent further spread of the disease. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Early in October 2010, a number of Cholera cases were reported in localities of Haiti's Central and Artibonite regional departments....

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2010-07-02 08:21:39

The discovery of how bacteria communicate may lead to new types of antibiotics and ways of improving actions of good bacteria Bonnie Bassler spends her days listening to bacteria talk to one another, and what she has overheard may surprise you. It turns out that these tiny, single-celled organisms are taking roll call. Each whispered conversation is an attempt to count how many of their own kind are present before they try to mount an attack on their host organism, which might very well be...

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2010-06-24 10:15:04

Scientists are investigating impact of oil spill on vibrios and their antibiotic association with phytoplankton Mississippi Sound. Port Fourchon. Cocodrie. Three places among dozens in the Gulf of Mexico where oyster beds have thrived. How are the oysters faring with the oil spill? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a rapid response grant to scientists Crystal Johnson, Gary King and Ed Laws of Louisiana State University (LSU) to find out. The researchers will look at how the...

2010-03-29 12:49:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DIATHERIX Laboratories (www.DIATHERIX.com) adds a gastrointestinal (GI) panel to its lineup of highly sensitive, rapid response diagnostic tests. In a single result, the DIATHERIX GI panel can detect and differentiate nine types of GI infections so physicians can quickly identify patients who have severe, life-threatening infections. By providing physicians with accurate test results in one day, patients can be more effectively treated through...


Latest Vibrio Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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