Microbes

Type: Keyphrase
Name: Microbes
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Microbes used to detox marine polutants

Several types of bacteria found free-living in deep-sea sediments can produce enzymes that can dehalogenate such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins. This way to detoxify pollutants is often useful, and it could potentially be made for useful ... [Published Digital Journal - 16 hours ago]
Entities: Enzyme, Microbes, Bacteria
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 1 reports

LOOK: Stamford Company Makes Ebola Toy

A plush toy shaped like the Ebola virus is being touted as an educational tool by a company in Connecticut.[embedded content]According to the website of the company Giant Microbes, they've been producing the Ebola shaped toy for over five years.The company ... [Published News Talk WIOD - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Get Ready for Halloween with Intraterrestrials, Microbes, and SLIME all on Tap for Noontime Lecture Series

attend the lunchtime lecture on October 24 featuring Dr. Diana Northrup (ST. GEORGE, Utah) — You are invited to attend the lunchtime lecture on October 24 featuring Dr. Diana Northrup for a fascinating journey of exploration into the subsurface to ... [Published KCSG 4 - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola plush toys put Giant Microbes under a microscope

You got Ebola. That's cute. Said no one ever.Unless they're talking about this plush toy that's "selling like hot cakes" at a Connecticut company called Giant Microbes Inc., which sells more than 150 different designs of cute, cuddly replicas of microscopic ... [Published U-T San Diego - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Want Ebola? Supplies Are Running Out, And It's So Soft And Cuddly

Giant Microbes reports strong sales of its Ebola-themed toys.It might actually be easier to get Ebola than it is to buy one of these plush toys modeled on the deadly disease.Toymaker Giant Microbes has sold out of its Ebola toy, according to reports aired ... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 23 2014]
Entities: Ebola, Microbes, Microbe, Virus
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Microbes Fight Chronic Infection

Clostridium difficile sporesWIKIMEDIA, CJC2NDPatients who’d rather not to fight tenacious cases of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) may soon have a less stomach-turning, and perhaps healthier, alternative. According to a genetic sequencing analysis ... [Published The Scientist - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 reports

Website sells out of Ebola CUDDLY TOY

Despite the virus killing thousands around the world, some people want a soft toy version of the worm-like bug and it's proving a big hit for US toy company Giant Microbes.Describing Ebola as the "T.Rex of microbes", the company has sold out of the item ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
Entities: Ebola, Microbes, Microbe
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Crowdsourced supercomputer power to solve marine microbe mysteries

UNSW scientists hope to unlock the secrets of millions of marine microbes from waters as far apart as Sydney's Botany Bay and the Amazon River in Brazil, with the help of an international team of volunteers sharing their spare computer capacity to create ... [Published Noodls - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Sydney Scientists Are Linking Home Computers Around The World To Create A Huge Super Processor

Sydney scientists are crowd sourcing computer processing time using volunteers from around the world to get enough power to unlock the secrets of millions of marine microbes in Botany Bay and the Amazon River in Brazil.The team at the University of NSW ... [Published Business Insider Australia - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 6 reports

Ebola plush toys are real for some reason, and you can buy them

Haven’t you ever wanted to just cuddle up at night with a warm, snuggly, deadly virus?Wait, no? Because apparently a lot of other people do.Two important things to note here: First, Giant Microbes is selling . This is weird.Second: , Giant Microbes is ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

8 Ways Somebody Is Making Money Off Ebola Fears

Patti McConville—Alamy The buzz over Ebola has triggered sales that might be described as overboard (body suits), ironic (Ebola Halloween costumes), or downright bizarre (protective masks featuring a hip-hop artist's face).On Monday, the World Health ... [Published Time - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Company in U.S sold out of Ebola themed toys

First we hear about an Ebola TV series that may be coming soon, and second, people may be dressing up for Halloween as something to do with Ebola. However, perhaps the weirdest and maybe even the worst thing having to do with Ebola yet is Ebola themed ... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 19 2014]

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"Behold, it's “The Ebola Plush Toy,” priced at $9.95,” and a friendly looking critter indeed. It's described as the “T-Rex of microbes” by Giant Microbes, a 12-year-old educational..."
Under that notice, copy reads: "Learn all about this fearsome front-page disease. Great teaching tool for students of all ages. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ebola crisis organizations."
...man selling these products--Johnathon Weeks, the CEO of costume company BrandsOnSale-- tells The Atlantic the product is not in bad taste because "it's Halloween, it's one day, if people are that serious about it, they don’t know what Halloween is about." He added that his company is selling a significant number of "Joan Rivers wigs" this year, as well
...I was at the University of Utah working on a project using E coli to show Darwin had been right. That was translated back to the family as "Heather's working on Ebola and showing that Darwin was wrong"

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Cuddly Ebola Toys Are Flying Off The Shelves [Published The Young Turks - YouTube - 5 hours ago]
Microbes used to detox marine polutants [Published Digital Journal - 16 hours ago]
Boost Nutrient-Supplying Power [Published AgWeb.com - 20 hours ago]
LOOK: Stamford Company Makes Ebola Toy [Published News Talk WIOD - Oct 25 2014]
Flowers, Fungi & Felines: An Unusual Epidemic i... [Published Discover Magazine - Oct 24 2014]
Climate Change and Vector-Borne Diseases in Europe [Published Diabetes Care - Oct 24 2014]
Get Ready for Halloween with Intraterrestrials,... [Published KCSG 4 - Oct 23 2014]
How millennials will save us all [Published Quartz - Oct 23 2014]
Ebola plush toys put Giant Microbes under a mic... [Published U-T San Diego - Oct 23 2014]
New Jersey Man Arrested for Selling 'Ebola' Bra... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 23 2014]
Want Ebola? Supplies Are Running Out, And It's ... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 23 2014]
Microbes Fight Chronic Infection [Published The Scientist - Oct 22 2014]
Economic Evaluation of an Area-Wide Integrated ... [Published Plosone.org - Oct 22 2014]
12 Qs: Heather Hendrikson [Published New Zealand Herald - Oct 22 2014]
Ebola trial vaccines to be tested straightaway ... [Published Voice of Russia - Oct 22 2014]
Myth Busted: Ancient Humans May Not Have Been R... [Published LiveScience.com - Oct 22 2014]
Website sells out of Ebola CUDDLY TOY [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
NYU professor warns of the dangers of antibioti... [Published Michigan Daily - Oct 22 2014]
Crowdsourced supercomputer power to solve marin... [Published Noodls - Oct 22 2014]
Sydney Scientists Are Linking Home Computers Ar... [Published Business Insider Australia - Oct 22 2014]
Ebola CUDDLY TOY sells out despite virus killin... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Oct 21 2014]
The 6 most cynical attempts to cash in on Ebola [Published Mirror.co.uk - Oct 21 2014]
Ebola plush toys are real for some reason, and ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Oct 21 2014]
Ebola: Giant Microbes Company Sells Out 'Lifeli... [Published International Business Times UK - Oct 21 2014]
8 Ways Somebody Is Making Money Off Ebola Fears [Published Time - Oct 20 2014]
Maker Of Giant Plush Microbes Sells Its Entire ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Oct 20 2014]
Maker Of Giant Plush Microbes Sells Its Entire ... [Published The Consumerist - Oct 20 2014]
Ebola fears infecting North American pop culture [Published CTV News - Oct 20 2014]
​Marketing Ebola for $10 – at least when stocks... [Published Russia Today - Oct 20 2014]
NHGRI has an exciting new video! [Published National Human Genome Research Institute - Oct 20 2014]
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Cuddly Ebola Toys Are Flying Off The Shelves [Published The Young Turks - YouTube - 5 hours ago]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhSOS6EZR8Q&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Cuddly Ebola Toys Are Flying Off The Shelves "Behold, it's “The Ebola Plush Toy,” priced at $9.95,” and ...
New Jersey Man Arrested for Selling 'Ebola' Bra... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 23 2014]
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has reached such widespread international coverage that one New Jersey drug dealer attempted to use it to market his heroin. Forty-seven-year-old Barnabas "Hammer" Davis was arrested this week in the shore town ...
Maker Of Giant Plush Microbes Sells Its Entire ... [Published The Consumerist - Oct 20 2014]
( Giantmicrobes.com ) There’s nothing like a bunch of panicky people freaked out about a global health issue to give your business a boost. That is, if you happen to be in the niche industry of selling giant, plush toy microbes. The company behind ...
How Jet Lag Can Contribute to Obesity [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 16 2014]
Working the night shift has long been linked to an increased risk of obesity , heart attack and breast cancer . One 2011 study even showed that shift work lasting a decade or more boosts your risk for type-2 diabetes by 40% . And new study published ...
How Jet Lag Can Contribute to Obesity [Published TIME.com - Oct 16 2014]
Working the night shift has long been linked to an increased risk of obesity , heart attack and breast cancer . One 2011 study even showed that shift work lasting a decade or more boosts your risk for type-2 diabetes by 40% . And new study published ...
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Elsevier to Publish ESCMID's Flagship Journals [Published Financial Services - Sep 05 2014]
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