White Mountains Community College academic center expands
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The White Mountains Community College is celebrating an expansion.
Its North Conway Academic Center has a new science lab. It will offer courses such as human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and human biology. A massage therapy program is heading to the center for the spring semester.
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research has tabbed W. Paul Duprex as its new director following a two-year search.
It’s a new class of antibiotic that promises to live up to its rough Latin translation: killer of bad guys.
Danbury doctor to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Ugandan hospital
DANBURY — Dr. Majid Sadigh has thrice climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
The first time was to earn forgiveness from his late father, the second to learn humility and the third to accompany his son and build relationships for his ongoing attempt to create a health center at the base of the mountain.
But a greater purpose will power him on his upcoming fourth climb.
IDAHO FALLS — The EIRMC Microbiology department is excited to offer MALDI-TOF, the next generation of bacterial identification. This new technology reduces the turnaround of bacterial testing by an average of 1.5 days, ensuring that patients are diagnosed and treated with the right antibiotics faster. This also reduces the chance of a patient developing antibiotic resistant infections.
Northwestern prof, Oxford worker to stay jailed before trial
CHICAGO (AP) — The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge at a bond hearing for the men.
The Latest: Preliminary hearing in sex-fantasy case Sept. 8
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Northwestern prof, Oxford worker accused of killing a man as part of what prosecutors called a sexual fantasy (all times local):
A former Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee accused of killing a man as part of what prosecutors called a sexual fantasy will have their next court date on Sept. 8 in Chicago.
Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.
It's still highly experimental, but initial studies suggest the novel tool just might uncover early-stage Lyme disease more accurately than today's standard test, researchers reported Wednesday. And it could tell the difference between two tick-borne diseases with nearly identical early symptoms.
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee accused in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man (all times local):
Northwestern University officials say a professor accused in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man has been fired.
University spokesman Alan Cubbage said Monday that Wyndham Lathem was fired for fleeing from police when there was a warrant out for his arrest. He says the firing took effect Friday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency is awarding the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences an $11 million federal grant for research on infectious diseases.
The grant is from an arm of the National Institutes of Health, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2rSaoyZ ) reported. It's the second grant for a program that helps research on pathogens, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, announces the graduation of Kyle Anthony Floyd of Rockmart. Floyd is a member of the Class of 2017.
Floyd earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree, majoring in microbiology and immunology.
Floyd recently started in a post-doctoral research position at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in which he will be studying the bacteria that causes the disease cholera.
Pinpointing how tiny organisms and cells make their way through the body can help unlock mysteries about global human health.
In our group, which includes talented graduate students, post-docs and undergraduates, we use mathematics to examine how biological fluids interact with immersed bodies. Because these fluids are filled with materials such as blood cells and long, flexible molecules, they don’t always behave like water.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a university professor from the Ahmadi sect was found stabbed to death in what may be the latest in Islamic militant attack on members of the minority group.
Officer Mohammad Ali says the 61-year-old microbiology professor Tahira Malik was found slain in the eastern city of Lahore, with several stab wounds.
He says her daughter had complained to the police that her mother wasn't answering her calls.
Achievements: University of Idaho announces graduates for fall semester 2016
University of Idaho has announced its graduates for the fall 2016 semester. Graduates are listed by their hometowns.
Bonners Ferry: Oracio Mendez, Bachelor of General Studies, general studies and Courtney Tanner, Bachelor of Interior Design, interior design.
Clark Fork: Howard Katzenberg, Bachelors of Science, marketing with general marketing emphasis.
Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, which could be used to control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers at Yale University and Vanderbilt University report in related studies published Feb. 27 in two Nature journals.
Researchers find mold, fungi in medical marijuana samples
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Researchers at UC Davis are warning some medical marijuana users after identifying potentially lethal bacteria and mold on cannabis samples from 20 Northern California dispensaries.
Microbiology professor George Thompson is advising those with weakened immune systems to avoid vaping or smoking marijuana.
Thompson says leukemia, lymphoma, AIDS or cancer patients who use contaminated cannabis could put themselves at risk of lung infections.
Student from South Dakota chosen as Rhodes Scholar for 2017
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is among the 32 Americans who have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars and will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.
Joshua Carter, of Watertown, will pursue a master's degree in clinical neuroscience at Oxford. The Rhodes Trust announced the scholars-elect for 2017 Sunday.
Study: Five-second rule is too generous for fallen food
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — It might be time to reconsider the five-second rule when thinking about eating food that has fallen on the floor.
Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey say in a new study that bacteria can contaminate food that falls on the floor instantaneously.
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