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17 min ago | WGN-TV Chicago

Dr Tom Thomson on the Ebola virus

Dr Tom Thomson, Director of the Microbiology Laboratory at NorthShore University HealthSystem and the Division Head of Clinical Pathology at NorthShore, discussed the Ebola virus on the WGN Midday News and the international implications of the virus spreading.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

1 hr ago |

Why you should stop using that loofah

IF YOU use a loofah to get clean, it may be time to rethink your shower routine.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Medicine, Dermatology

4 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Why is there not yet a cure for Ebola?

In the age of modern medicine, scientists are feverishly working to find a cure for the deadly Ebola virus, which can kill up to 90% of those it infects.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Immunology

8 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Scientists call for new strategy in pursuit of HIV-free generation

In light of the recent news that HIV has been detected in the Mississippi baby previously thought to have been cured of the disease, researchers are assessing how to help those born to HIV-infected mothers.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Biology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

14 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers develop vaccine against potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis .


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Biology, Science, Immunology

15 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Epimutations enable bacteria and fungi to adapt to an unfavorable environment

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Duke University, Infectious Diseases, Health

17 hrs ago | Horsetalk

Could hops play a role in fighting laminitis?

Hops are a key ingredient in beer-making, but could they also play a crucial role in the fight against laminitis? Researchers have investigated whether -acid from hops could be used to reduce the overgrowth of bacteria in the equine hindgut and control fructan fermentation in pasture associated laminitis.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Beer, Drink

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Telegraph

24x7 lab but doubt on use

Siliguri, July 29: A senior health department official today said laboratories in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital were working round the clock to test samples for suspected Japanese Encephalitis, but doctors in the hospital raised doubts whether a 24x7 operation would help anyone.


Related Topix: World News, India, Medicine, Biology, Science


SGS Life Science Services to Expand Shanghai Facility

SGS Life Science Services announced plans to expand its Shanghai, China, cGMP chemistry and microbiology laboratories to 2000-m2 by Q2 2015 and will offer new services from the facility, including a new biotechnology laboratory for cytotoxicity testing, cell-based assays, plus endotoxin and ELISA testing.


Related Topix: China, World News, Biology, Science


More emphasis on microbes required in food safety

Current concepts regarding food safety and security may be inadequate for fully addressing what is an increasingly complex issue.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Food Quality News

Consumer demand driving food chain transparency - SGS

The firm said it can help in several different areas including audits and certification, testing and analytical services, inspection, and training as industry has to address these issues.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Romania, Biology, Science, Pakistan,


Research team hopes to stop staph infections

A research team from the University of Nebraska Medical Center is looking for an answer to the growing threat of staph infections resistant to antibiotics.


Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Biology, Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014


New route to identify drugs that can fight bacterial infections

About 100 drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires' disease, brucellosis, and Mediterranean spotted fever.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Biology, Science, Medicine, Imodium, Imodium A-D, Loperamide (generic), Clemastine (generic), Tavist, Tavist-1, University of Chicago

Globe and Mail

The return of Ebola

Red Cross workers carry the body of Marie Conde, 14, who died of Ebola, through the bush in Koundony, Guinea earlier this month.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Biology, Science

New York Daily News

What do we know about Ebola so far?

A nurse from Liberia walks to spray preventives to disinfect the waiting area for visitors at the ELWA Hospital, where Dr. Kent Bradley is being quarantined after contracting the Ebola virus.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Immunology, Biology, Science

Medical News

Urinary microbiome altered in urge incontinence

The frequency and nature of bacteria in the urinary tract differs significantly between healthy women and those with urge incontinence, a US study demonstrates.


Related Topix: Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL, Biology, Science, Health

Pittsburgh Magazine

Returning to Roots

Like Rocky, the procedure has gone the distance: Nearly four decades later, the root canal endures.


Related Topix: Dentistry, Medicine, Biology, Science, Health, Sleep


Corporate Governance Developments At

Philippe ARCHINARD, President of Lyonbiopole, replaces Alain MERIEUX as President of BIOASTER.


Related Topix: France, World News, Biology, Science, Infectious Diseases

PhysOrg Weblog

Clinical trial of herpes vaccine now enrolling patients

Creating a successful vaccine against two members of the family, the sexually transmitted herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 , has proven to be challenging.


Related Topix: Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Health, Genetics, Biology, Science

Water Online

Veolia Receives Us Epa Approval Of TECTAa Automated Microbiology System

System combines proven microbiological indicators with state-of-the-art instrumentation to automate E. coli and total coliform bacteria testing.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, E. Coli, Health, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency