Weill Cornell science briefs May 2008
...is research team stationed at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Brazilian Ministry of Health in the city of Salvador, tested a group of 3,171 slum residents for leptospira
antibodies a marker of past infection with the bacterium.
The researchers identified several variables that raised the risk of infection within th...
New Approach Assesses Risk of Water-Borne Pathogen Disease
...in reaction (PCR) to measure and compare levels of leptospira
in environmental surface waters at urban and rural...theses: first, that concentration of more virulent leptospira
would be higher in urban than in rural environment...t the concentration and species of disease-causing leptospira
in the water would be associated with both the ris...
Leptospira in Medical Products
Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Leptospira in Medical Dictionary
...n by the political consultant. Information about swamp fever in the free online English ... swamp fever - an infectious disease cause by leptospira
and transmitted to ... It's called " Swamp Fever ," and, as the lovely lobby poster you can view in the ... joystiq.com/photos/left-4 -dead-2- s...
...ochete causes damage by spreading to various ... INTRODUCTION Leptospirosis is a zoonosis with protean manifestations caused by the spirochete , leptospira
interrogans. Synonyms for the disease include Weil ' s ... ...
Leptospira in Biological News
Separating the good from the bad
...n their tests, Stocker and Marcos used a non-motile mutant of the bacterium leptospira
biflexa, whose entire body has the shape of a right-handed helix. They injected the leptospira
into the center of the microfluidic device and demonstrated that they drift...
Bacterial slime helps cause serious disease
... cases are fatal. Rats and other mammals carry the disease-causing pathogen leptospira
interrogans in their kidneys. When they urinate, they contaminate surface w...ucing a slime, in which the colony can grow unharmed. 90% of the species of leptospira
we tested could form biofilms. It takes L. interrogans an average of 20 day...
Leptospira in Biological Dictionary
...zed Nomenclature for PFGE Patterns. Role of PulseNet in Outbreak ... PulseNet International website ... trying to optimize the PFGE protocol of leptospira
interrogans. Based on the other PFGE protocols of other pathogens ... PFGE allows investigators to separate much larger pieces of DNA than ... ...