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Callisto Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CLSP; FWB: CA4), announced today that its Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. closed a $3.0 million private placement.
By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 17--A popular private lake in Fort Worth has temporarily closed after eight customers were diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, a disease caused by a microscopic parasite.
By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 17--A popular private lake in Fort Worth has temporarily closed after several customers were diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, a disease caused by a microscopic parasite.
Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTR) today announced positive results from its first double-blind Phase 3 trial assessing the safety and efficacy of Prulifloxacin as a once-daily (600 mg), three-day oral therapy for infectious diarrhea.
By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 12--Yet another diarrhea-inducing illness is plaguing Franklin County, and this time it is highly infectious and easily spread from person to person.
Some 250,000 residents of Britain's East Midlands have been warned to boil their drinking water to ward off possible cryptosporidium bacteria contamination.
By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 16--A cluster of E. coli cases in Franklin County was declared an outbreak today, as reports of new cases accumulated and workers in a local emergency room registered an unusual number of patients with gastrointestinal woes. Three E.
The development of a new experimental patch could protect travelers from developing diarrhea, known as Montezumaâ€™s Revenge.
Despite claims by Myanmarâ€™s junta that health conditions are normal in the nationâ€™s devastated Irawaddy delta, many believe the area is a recipe for disease.
Government officials released a 10-state report on Thursday that found the countryâ€™s efforts to cut foodborne illnesses have not succeeded in reducing the number of infections.
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...
Campylobacter jejuni is a species of curved, helical shaped, non-spore forming, Gram-negative microaerophilic, bacteria commonly found in animal feces. It is one of the most common causes of human gastroenteritis in the world. This food poisoning can be severely debilitating but rarely life-threatening. It has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome which generally develops two to three weeks after the initial illness. It is commonly associated with poultry, and it naturally colonizes...
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