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2010-02-12 13:16:13

In a new study, Dartmouth researchers describe the structure of a protein called ToxT that controls the virulent nature of Vibrio cholerae, the bacteria that causes cholera. Buried within ToxT, the researchers were surprised to find a fatty acid that appears to inhibit ToxT, which prevents the bacteria from causing cholera. Cholera, which causes acute diarrhea, can be life threatening, and, according to the World Health Organization, cholera remains a serious threat to global health. Doctors...

2009-12-16 08:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CTI) (OTC Bulletin Board: CVAT; Berlin: WTC) is pleased to announce that the CaviGulation system offers essentially complete disinfection (up 99.999 %) by killing bacteria and viruses. The system is primarily designed for physico-chemical reactions used in water treatment. CaviGulation is a complex process with a multitude of mechanisms operating synergistically to remove pollutants from the water. The...

2009-11-18 02:00:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Albireo today announced the completion of a phase 1b study showing a favorable tolerability and safety profile of A3309 in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation. In addition, the data revealed appropriate efficacy signals in this patient population. A3309 is a first in class compound developed for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and constipation-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-C). Based on these results,...

2009-11-13 13:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several weeks ago, the FDA announced its intent to change, by summer 2011, its policy regarding the post-harvest processing of raw Gulf Coast oysters harvested in the warmer months. The intent of this change in policy, which would affect about 25% of the total annual harvest, would be to substantially reduce the number of Americans who suffer severe and painful illness and death from the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria. The FDA's announced...

2009-11-03 14:31:35

Press release from PLoS Medicine In a study assessing the impact of the first national campaign to scale up zinc treatment of diarrhea in Bangladesh, researchers found that awareness was high but usage lagged behind. In this week's open access journal PLoS Medicine, Charles Larson and colleagues from International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) report the results of seven repeated ecologic surveys in four areas in Bangladesh, representing 1.5 million children...

2009-10-19 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) announced that additional data related to fidaxomicin, the Company's lead developmental product candidate for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection, will be presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) to be held at The Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 29 through November 1, 2009. (Logo:...

2009-10-09 11:27:54

Despite evidence that low-cost diarrhea treatments such as lower osmolarity oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc supplements could drastically reduce the number of deaths among children, little progress has been made in implementing these life-saving techniques, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They examined the implementation of current treatment guidelines and found that few countries are equipped to quickly adapt policies, and many struggle...

2009-09-14 13:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced the presentation of results from its second prulifloxacin Phase 3 clinical study for the treatment of infectious diarrhea in travelers, by clinical investigator Robert Steffen, M.D., at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO) Dr. Steffen presented the...

2009-09-02 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results from studies related to Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: OPTR) lead developmental product candidates will be presented at the 49th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) to be held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco on September 12-15, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO) Fidaxomicin abstracts and speakers include: "Low Recurrence Rate...

2009-07-23 11:32:43

Some Oklahoma City doctors have begun giving fecal transplants to combat possibly deadly superbugs found in patients' colons, hospital officials say. The procedure is reported well known in other countries but new to the United States. Integris Baptist Medical Center doctors recently gave fecal transplants to three patients suffering from Clostridium difficile, also known as C-diff, the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitals and nursing homes. The Centers for Disease Control...


Latest Water-borne diseases 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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2011-04-14 16:27:41

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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