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  • Bacteria Detected in Hand Soap Causes Recall in Canada

    According to CBC News, Avmor Ltd. of Laval, Quebec has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of their Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap after testing conducted by Health Canada detected the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Drug Identification Number for the infected product is 02319144, and the lot number is F121392032. Approximately 1,020 one-liter containers are included in this ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for 24 hours (or ...

  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for ...

  • Link between Alzheimer’s and gut bacteria

    Recent research with mice points to a link between the composition of gut flora and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from KU Leuven and VIB have now joined a European research project that will investigate this link in greater detail and develop possible treatments based on their findings. Scientists from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in ...

  • Legionella Bacteria Identified with PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Recently, Legionella has made the news as outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported from Maryland to the United Kingdom and Spain.  These Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria can be found in natural, freshwater environments across much of the globe, but they are typically present in insufficient numbers to cause disease.  Unfortunately, various manmade environments can ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Shewanella oneidensis Bacteria Found to Breathe Iron

    According to R&D Magazine, researchers have discovered that when proteins on the surface of bacteria touch a mineral surface, the bacteria produces an electric current allowing it to breathe iron the way humans breathe oxygen. Researchers believe that by understanding how the bacteria are able to breathe iron, they will be able to use the microbes for cleaning up soil contaminants, trapping ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Screening for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water

    Harmful bacteria in water are of concern, especially if they are resistant to antibiotics. A new Portuguese study reports on levels of a group of bacteria, staphylococci, in three different types of water in the treatment cycle and analyses their resistance to antibiotics. 'Coagulase-negative staphylococci' (CNS) are common and usually harmless. However, some CNS can cause skin infections when ...

  • Using bacteria to self-heal cracks in concrete

    Some types of bacteria show the potential to act as self-healing agents in concrete, according to a recent study. This could make the construction material more durable and therefore more sustainable. Typically, concrete consists of 300kg of cement, 180 litres of water and 1890kg of aggregates per m3. Cement production has an impact on the environment as it is very energy intensive, accounting ...

  • Detecting diseases in the palm of your hand

    Portable laboratories the size of your palm, capable of analysing food for diseases such as salmonella, no longer belong in the realms of science fiction. A team of European researchers are on the fast track to producing just such a lab. OptoLabCard, a project funded by the EU to the tune of over EUR 3 million, offers to not only protect the health and well-being of millions of Europeans but also ...

  • Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella Bacteria Identified through PCR Testing

    High water temperatures in environments such as hot tubs can make it difficult to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill organisms like Legionella. Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a condition ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold and Bacteria Contamination in Personal Care Product Prompts FDA Recall

    Westone Laboratories, Inc. has announced the recall of all sizes and packaging configurations of Oto-Ease® ear lubricant due to its potential contamination of pathogenic bacteria and mold. Oto-Ease is an ear lubricant used for easing the insertion of custom ear molds and hearing aids.  Although no injuries or illnesses have yet been reported, the recalled product could potentially cause ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New reference materials to detect oxytetracycline in milk

    JRC-IRMM has released two new reference materials which will enable food-testing laboratories to reliably detect and quantify oxytetracycline in milk. Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and highly effective against many pathogenic bacteria and widely used in lactating and non-lactating dairy cattle for treatment of bacterial infections such as enteritis, pneumonia, and diphtheria. ...

  • Mercury Hotspots Detected in Eastern U.S. and Canada

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – U.S. sources of mercury emissions, particularly coal-fired power plants, are the major cause of five biological mercury hotspots identified in New England, New York and Nova Scotia, according to two new scientific studies. The findings indicate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is greatly underestimating local and regional impacts of mercury ...

  • EMSL Scientist’s PCR Detection of Mycoplasma is awarded a U.S. Patent.

    Dr. Quanyi ‘Charlie’ Li co-invents an identification of cell culture contaminants among Mollicutes species utilizing a PCR based assay.  Cinnaminson, NJ, September 27th, 2010 There are over 100 recognized species of the genus Mycoplasma. This genus of bacteria lacks a cell wall and are thus unaffected by many common antibiotics.  Several ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • `Drain detectives` carry out pollution checks in Lyme Regis

    The Environment Agency is taking to the streets of Lyme Regis, checking for signs of pollution. The Agency will carry out a detailed inspection of the town’s drains in the bid to pinpoint possible sources of pollution including misconnections that might be impacting on bathing water quality in Lyme Regis. Officers are walking along the river and inspecting the areas around Combined Sewer ...

  • ELITechGroup Microbiology releases a new rapid test to detect resistance to polymyxins.

    Among the most clinically significant multidrug-resistant bacteria are carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Because these bacteria usually remain susceptible to polymyxins, interest in this old class of antibiotics has been recently renewed. However, the increasing use of colistin explains why Enterobacterial strains resistant to colistin are increasingly reported worldwide. Currently ...


    By ELITech Group

  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops new sensor to detect anthrax and smallpox

    Researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory have developed a powerful sensor that can detect airborne pathogens such as anthrax and smallpox in less than three minutes. The new device, called PANTHER (for PAthogen Notification for THreatening Environmental Releases), represents a 'significant advance' over any other sensor, said James Harper of Lincoln Lab's Biosensor and Molecular Technologies Group. ...

  • ELITechGroup Microbiology releases a new rapid test to detect resistance to polymyxins

    Among the most clinically significant multidrug-resistantbacteria are carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Because these bacteria usuallyremain susceptible to polymyxins, interest in this old class of antibiotics has been recentlyrenewed. However, the increasing use of colistin explains why Enterobacterial strains resistantto colistin are increasingly reported worldwide. Currently ...


    By ELITech Group

  • EMLab P&K Expands Real-Time PCR Tests for Pathogen Detection

    EMLab P&K launches additional analytical services using real-time PCR technology to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples. The new PCR testing services are affordable and will help clients with time-sensitive projects. EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging ...


    By EMLab P&K

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