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  • Evolutionary arms race between bacteria and their viruses in soil

    Viruses of soil bacteria (phages) evolve to improve their ability to infect the bacterial hosts that surround them. This is shown in a new study by Dutch researcher Michiel Vos, published in the journal Science. Phages appear to be better able to infect bacteria from the same small soil sample than bacteria from just a few centimetres away. Evolution can therefore restructure ecosystems on a very ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • DNAble for Salmonella is NPIP Certified

     EnviroLogix Inc. is pleased to announce that its groundbreaking DNAble assay for Salmonella has been granted approval status by the National Poultry Improvement Program (NPIP) enabling rapid, pathogen detection in all aspects of primary poultry production. EnviroLogix’ patent-pending DNAble platform uses groundbreaking chemistry to deliver rapid, ...


    By EnviroLogix Inc.

  • New Legionnaires Case Identified in the Renfrew Area

    A new case of Legionnaires' disease has been identified in the Renfrew area. This brings the total number of cases in the area to 11 since the infection was identified at the end of June.   The latest sufferer is being treated in hospital and is said to be in a stable condition. All the previously reported cases have fully recovered.   NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) said the ...


    By Zeta Compliance Services Ltd

  • Molecular Lab - EBS - Wastewater Training and Consulting

    EBS continues driving innovation in wastewater treatment. In doing so, we have implemented new technology to identify sources of fecal bacteria in wastewater treatment systems. Many of our clients have permit limits for fecal indicator bacteria in their effluents. When concentrations are above these limits in systems that do not have domestic influences, the question becomes “where ...

  • USGS Releases Results of Gem County Groundwater Quality Study

    The entire population of southwestern Idaho’s Gem County depends on aquifers for its drinking water. The water in those aquifers is of generally good quality according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today. The study was prompted by concerns that rapidly growing population and changes in land use, including potential ...

  • Agilent Technologies and University of Technology, Sydney, open joint nuclear magnet resonance facility

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and the University of Technology, Sydney, today announced the establishment of a joint nuclear magnetic resonance research facility. "At UTS, we're already doing some fantastic work using NMR, including a project looking at the development of more effective fingerprinting techniques by measuring reagent reactions with amino acids," said professor Philip Doble, ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • EPA’s limited sampling indicates bacteria in floodwaters at birds point-new madrid floodway in southeast Missouri

    Analysis of this week’s limited sampling of floodwaters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in southeast Missouri has indicated the presence of bacteria in nine samples of collected water, EPA Region 7 announced today. EPA crews on Tuesday, May 24, conducted surface water sampling at four locations within the floodway to determine if any threats might be present for emergency response ...

  • Utilities and Water Companies Turn to Mycometer’s BactiQuant®Water Technology

    Water companies and various industries have been increasingly utilizing the BactiQuant®Water method developed by Mycometer to identify bacterial contaminants in water.  The BactiQuant®Water is a relatively new patented method that provides water companies and industry with a rapid method to estimate total bacteria in water samples. The method is well suited for HACCP systems and ...


    By Mycometer

  • Possible MRSA Outbreak at a Public Pool in Arizona

    Three girls recently became infected with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) in the small town of Safford, Arizona.  According to the news report in the Eastern Arizona Courier, all three had spent time at a local public pool frequented by area residents to escape the Arizona summer heat. This is not the first time that MRSA has been linked with swimming ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phigenics Achieves CDC Legionella Testing Recertification

    Phigenics, LLC has again achieved the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) certification for the detection, recovery and enumeration of Legionella in water samples. Phigenics has successfully passed the two rounds of proficiency testing necessary to ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Air Monitors launches new bioaerosol sampler

    Amidst growing concerns with the health effects of airborne particles, Air Monitors, a specialist instrumentation company, is launching a new portable air sampler which significantly enhances the ability to measure and control biological contamination. The ‘Coriolis µ’ has a new wet-walled cyclone technology that improves bioaerosol sampling for bacteria, pollen, endotoxins, ...


    By Air Monitors - ACOEM Group

  • SYSTEA S.p.A. at Analytica 2020

    From 19 to 22 October 2020 we are going to attend again Analytica exhibition in Munich, in our booth Hall A1 129, to show to the international market our new products: Easychem Jr.: the new compact discrete ...


    By SYSTEA S.p.A.

  • New Commission research facility will contribute to reliable measurements and testing throughout Europe

    Better healthcare, safer food and environmental protection are just some of the ways in which accurate measurements enhance our quality of life. On 23 November, a new scientific facility to develop measurement standards in challenging areas such as life sciences will be inaugurated at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Geel, Belgium. The European Commissioner for Research, ...

  • Fishing leads to investigation of environmental changes in waterways

    A fisherman's curiosity led to identification of the correlation between microbial communities in recreational freshwater locales and seasonal environmental changes, according to a team of researchers from Penn State. Zachary Weagly, a 2018 graduate of Penn State Berks and an avid fisherman, noticed that the quality of the water where he fished changed with the local environment. He asked Tami ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Syncrude provides $2.2-million for new oil sands research

    Researchers at McMaster University recently received nearly $2.2 million to examine important environmental processes in Alberta's oil sands, which could help speed up Syncrude's land reclamation process. The project team, led by Dr. Lesley Warren, a professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster, was recruited by Syncrude to investigate bacterial sulphur reactions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Advanced technology improves airborne pathogen measurement

    Many traditional methods for detecting airborne sources of contamination rely on the deposition on these materials on to a surface. For example, surface swabs might be taken, or bioaerosol sampling might be undertaken with a sampler that relies on the impact of biological particles on to a solid growth medium. “These methods are unable to deliver an accurate measurement of airborne ...


    By Air Monitors - ACOEM Group

  • EMLab P&K Performs Bacterial Analysis for Rachael Ray Show, Testing Old Makeup and Beauty Products

    Recently the Emmy Award-winning Rachael Ray Show contacted EMLab P&K for bacterial analysis. The show wanted to prove that old makeup and beauty supplies harbor bacteria and could be potentially harmful to the user. EMLab P&K provided microbiology analysis and microbial consulting for the Rachael Ray Show. EMLab P&K tested several beauty products and ran state-of-the-art bacterial ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Possible MRSA Outbreak at Popular Arizona Pool

    Three girls recently became infected with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) in the small town of Safford, Arizona.  According to a news report in the Eastern Arizona Courier, all three had spent time at a local public pool frequented by area residents to escape the Arizona summer heat. This is not the first time that MRSA has been linked with swimming ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Analytik Jena to Develop Products for Sepsis Diagnostics

    All assets taken over from insolvent company SIRS-Lab GmbH Integration of a core team of former employees in the Life Science business unit Cooperation to continue with the scientific centers for sepsis research in Jena Analytik Jena has acquired all of the assets of the insolvent company SIRS-Lab GmbH as part of an asset deal. A contract covering the deal was signed by ...

  • Phigenics Research Challenges Accuracy of Conventional Legionella Testing Protocol

    Phigenics LLC, an innovative water management services company, announced today the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods. A false-positive result means the test indicated Legionella was present in the water system at detectable levels when in fact it was ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

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