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The Hospital Superbugs

...w anti-cancer treatments that are delivered by the spores of harmless clostridial species that target the cancer tissue; (ii) more effectively controlling the food borne bacterium C. botulinum, and (iii) improving the efficiency of the production of the biofuel butanol by C. acetobutylicum using metabolic e...

Chilly Sauce Linked to Botulism, Forcing Recall in US

...cteria spores. If food is not processed correctly, spores could survive. In a canned product kept at room ...ture, the conditions would then be right for those spores to produce toxins, says Michael Doyle, director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of G...

US Whizkids Create Eco-friendly Building Material from Mushroom

...ardant board made of water, flour, oyster mushroom spores and perlite, a mineral blend found in potting soil. They're hoping the invention will soon be part of the growing market for eco-friendly products. Bringing the insulation to market is still at least a year away though, said McIntyre, and will requ...

Circadian Clocks Triggered Chemical Reactions may Be Behind Jet Lag

...close them at night, or setting when fungi release spores to maximize their reproductive success. "These clocks are highly conserved in all organisms, and in organisms separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution," said Brian Crane, the paper's senior author and an Associate Professor in Cornel...

Super Bug Turns Super Killer

... MRSA, alcohol hand scrubs are ineffective and its spores are resistant to routine hospital cleaning." Therefore, it is imperative that patients be screened for the presence of the bacterium, prior to hospital admission. The bacterium in question called Clostridium difficile resides in the gut and makes ...

C Diff Infection Reported In Hospital

...ghly infectious but can be contracted by ingesting spores of the bacteria through the mouth. Cleaning the hospital with bleach is reported to have an abating effect on the bacteria. Dr Ngozi Elumogo stated that they are currently working with local Primary Care Trust and GP's to spread the message that f...

For an Anthrax Free Smailholm, Decontamination Operation Begins

Remanence of anthrax spores in Smailholm and the border areas has raised the concern of NHS Borders, instigating a decontamination operation// at a village hall where drumming classes were being conducted. NHS Borders have deputed the New York-based specialists Sabre, to look...

Discovery Leads to Way to Curb Anthrax Effect

...t of bioterrorism. The mail attacks with anthrax spores at the U.S. Senate and in New York confirmed the importance of the research. Arceneaux said the researchers began studying the iron acquisition system of anthrax because few others were doing it. “One reason it hadn’t been studied much was because ...

Deadly Bug to Be Tracked Down

...rts say the difficulty of eradicating C. difficile spores once an infected patient has contaminated an environment makes the bug easier to contract in hospitals. ANN...

Whirling Disease Causes Culling of Thousands of Trout

...precautions to reduce the possibility of spreading spores of the harmful organism. Fish should not be moved between streams and fish carcasses should not be discarded in a stream or on its banks. Mud should be cleaned from boots and fishing equipment before shifting streams. AN...

Anthrax Attack - Greater Potential Threat Than Thought

...online. In October of 2001, a letter containing spores of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes t...were nearby when the letter containing the anthrax spores was opened; 20 who were outside the building and presumed to be unexposed; and, for comparison, six ...

Heroin Injection may Lead to Wound Botulism

...sm is a potentially fatal illness that occurs when spores of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum contaminate a wound, germinate, and produce botulimum nerve toxin. The doctors made the diagnosis promptly, and so were able to offer appropriate treatment, including putting the patient on a ventilator and giv...

Anthrax Vaccine to be Made Mandatory for Troops-Pentagon

...s that the protection is important because anthrax spores are highly poisonous and were the cause of death o...esulted from this form of bio- terrorism, when the spores were sent through the post. Only 50% of the troops opted for the vaccination when it was voluntary...

The Source of Anthrax Spores Traced!

...al skins. // Scrutiny by the NHS revealed that the spores were from a workshop in Northumberland where Mr. Norris allegedly attended classes. The spores were present in three drums and two imported animal skins used to make African drums. It is estima...

Finding the Source of Anthrax Attack in United States (2001)

... Now, it has become clear that, though the anthrax spores were not of military quality, yet they still were of very high quality and extremely potent with no additives, arousing the curiosity of the investigators to trace its origin....

Monoclonal Antibody based system for Anthrax detection

... that the new system can be used to detect anthrax spores that are used in biological warfare. In October2001, the United States was hit by an anthrax attack that killed 5 people.They died from contaminated letters sent to political and media organizations. This incident invigorated the need of quick and ...

Presence of Beneficial Bacteria in Probiotic Drinks Mere Tall Claims

...ent in a product called Acidophilus, which incites spores that are defiant to the effects of antibiotics. Products that are safe for consumption include Activia, Immunitas, Digestivas, Yakult, Actimel, Vitality and the tablet Multibionta. ...

Researchers Hint At The Probability Of A Link Between Rhinitis And Parkinson’

...ho suffer from chronic allergies to pets, dust and spores are three times// more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease later in life. A study by US scientists, from the Mayo Clinic has shown that people who suffer from allergic rhinitis, which is a condition that causes symptoms of having a ‘permanent col...

New Diarrhoea Bug Warning in Australia

...C. difficile is facilitated by its ability to form spores that are resistant to many disinfectants, so that it remains viable in the hospital environment for long periods of time," says Prof Riley. He adds that C. difficile strains have also shown resistance to one group of antibiotics (fluoroquinolones),...

Device Can "Battle" Hospital Infections

... can eradicate greater than 99.9999 percent of the spores of an anthrax surrogate in an airstream, according...ied Sciences. "We input one million live, active spores of a thermally resistant bacterium into the BioBlower and only one live spore comes out," said Garve...

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