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FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

...ess to humans, animals and plants, and target only bacterial cells. They are extremely specific in regard to the bacteria they recognize. The LISTEX(TM) bacteriophages target only Listeria bacteria (leaving desirable bacteria in place), and are easy to apply in production processes. In October 2006 the FDA h...

Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia

... who died in hospital suggested they had secondary bacterial pneumonia," he said. "We'll be able to confirm that over the next few days." The third child did not receive hospital treatment. It is not known if there are more children suffering from the virus in Perth or if it had moved across to the easte...

The Hospital Superbugs

...lueprint of C.diff, and have an inkling as to what bacterial factors might be important in disease, we have been unable to test these ideas. You never really know what a particular factor is doing until it isn't there. You need to be able to inactivate, 'knock-out', the gene responsible, and then see if the ...

No Flu Outbreak Here , West Australians Told

...n had died from a combination of influenza A and a bacterial infection. "Parents whose children have cold- or flu-like symptoms, including a cough and a fever, should see their general practitioner," he had counseled. Predictably hundreds flocked to Perth's Princess Margaret Hospital on the weekend with si...

Clinically Proven Probiotic Supplement Now Available to Pharmacists

...yndrome (IBS), may have a pronounced disruption of bacterial balance. "ALIGN was developed to help people with a wide-range of episodic digestive upsets," said Mauricio Troncoso, Marketing Director for ALIGN. "So we are thrilled that ALIGN will now be more widely available to consumers." ALIGN has been ava...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...ed to chronic inflammation from transient viral or bacterial infections, and this can be aggravated by the fact that transplant recipients are taking immunosuppressive drugs, Kreisel said. Mouse models for heart, liver and kidney transplants have existed for years, but developing a similar model for lung tr...

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

...complexes in its mission to prevent the spread of bacterial infections. Provided by SportCoatings and partner General Sports Venue(TM) (GSV), the university has treated the locker rooms, training rooms and the moveable mats at the Rosegarten Athletic Facility, the Show Me Center, Parker Gymnastics Facility a...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

...n suffer from insidious health problems, including bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, and those problems...: there are at least eight kinds of normal vaginal bacterial communities, each community is different, and, among the eight kinds of communities, some bacterial ...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...he human immune system, can generate hypervirulent bacterial variants with an increased risk of producing invasive infections, said lead author Mark Walker, Ph.D. a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong. In the case of the invasive strep clone, a bacteriophage provided the bacteriu...

Pneumonia Patients Develop Heart Risks

...ult patients were hospitalized with a diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia, the concurrence of pneumonia and a new cardiac event was often unrecognized, especially in the first 12-24 hours of hospitalization, which led some patients to go without antibiotics for pneumonia and others to have no cardiac monitoring o...

Scientists Trace New Pathway That may Stem Antibiotic Resistance

... "Knowing how RNA polymerase differs in human and bacterial cells means antibiotics can be designed with a greater probability that they will interact with and kill bacteria, while leaving healthy human cells alone," Vassylyev said. The researchers also say that their findings not only present a pathway for...

New Transgenic Mushrooms Raise Hope for Mass Production of Human Drugs

...o hygromycin, an antibiotic, to circular pieces of bacterial DNA called plasmids, which have the ability to multiply within a bacterium known as Agrobacterium. The hygromycin resistance gene was a marker gene to help sort out the transgenic mushroom cells from the non-transgenic cells. Scientists then cut ...

Revealing the Secrets of Gut Ecosystem

...he team used microarrays to profile the mixture of bacterial DNA in an average of 26 stool samples per infant o...nflicting studies about Bifidobacteria, a group of bacterial species reputed to have beneficial effects. Some studies have shown that it is more common in the ...

Replidyne Announces Positive Phase I Results for Topical Antibiotic REP8839

... trials in children with impetigo, the most common bacterial skin infection, by the end of the year. "REP8839 is a promising development candidate and has the potential to be an important treatment option for physicians in the ongoing fight against drug-resistant infections including MRSA, a growing public h...

Babys Poop is of Interest for Researchers

...eally striking the degree to which the patterns of bacterial abundance were so dynamic over time," said David R...aginal or rectal environments. They had much lower bacterial levels than the other babies for the first week of life. The twins also showed the most similarity...

Study of Bacterial Pathogen may Give Insight to Cancer Development

...s grow and cancer develops, and they are using the bacterial pathogen Listeria Monocytogenes in their project. The research team, which includes University of Central Florida Microbiology Professor Keith Ireton, had recently found that a Listeria protein called InlB induces internalisation and degradation o...

Meningitis Shots for Teens

A bacterial meningitis case at the University of Cincinnati ha...be routinely vaccinated against potentially deadly bacterial meningitis. The guidelines are especially aimed at protecting new college students, who have a hig...

Replacing a Genome Boosts Race to Develop Designer Bugs: Study

Researchers transformed one bacterial species into another by swapping their genomes, a ...rs had transplanted the entire genetic code of one bacterial organism into another closely related species. The experiment marks the most ambitious attempt yet...

DNA Transplant Brings Creation of Artificial Life a Step Closer

...e researchers noted that after the DNA transplant, bacterial cells were using only the added genome, and had become biologically identical to the donor bacteria. The host cells' genomes had been silenced or destroyed. "We don't know for certain how the donor genome takes over. But what is clear is that the ...

First Bacterial Genome Transplantation Changing One Species to Another

...ines the methods and techniques used to change one bacterial species, Mycoplasma capricolum into another, Mycop...r next experiments to transplant a fully synthetic bacterial chromosome into a living organism and if successful, "boot up" the new entity. There are many impo...

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