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any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

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THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Respiratory pathogens are associated with increased risk of treatment failure in children with asthma exacerbations, according to a study published online June 4 in Pediatrics.
Sustaining high yields will require an integrated approach that employs more disease-resistant cultivars and cultural practices that can suppress pathogen activity in soil.
Next generation sequencing (NGS) has been effectively implemented in the diagnosis of cancers and genetic disorders, including neonatal testing, but it is much easier to evaluate the human genome alone as opposed to more than 19,000 known pathogen genomes.
Root architecture may play a significant role in the relative importance of P acquisition and protection from pathogens. Plants with fine highly branched roots may benefit less from mycorrhizae for nutrient acquisition but benefit more from pathogen protection, as indicted by studies on Vulpia ciliata (Newsham el al, 1995a; Newsham et al, 1995b) and Setaria glauca (Sikes et al., 2009), whereas species that have roots with few branches, such as Allium cepa (Sikes et al., 2009), may benefit relatively more from nutrient acquisition.
Health science company Luminex (NasdaqGS:LMNX) reported on Friday the receipt of the US FDA clearance for its NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel that detects 20 clinically relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, including the atypical bacteria Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumonia.
Still, the bacteria have remained a common and significant pathogen, contaminating environmental surfaces in facilities that produce ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products, despite the implementation of HACCP controls.
With CANARY biosensors, the rapid kinetics and signal amplification of cell-based signaling enables pathogen detection at sensitivities down to 50 cfu/pfu within 5 minutes.
The tests of contact lens disinfection solution in the storage cases found that Pseudomonas -- a known cause of severe corneal infections -- was the most common type of pathogen (41 percent), while fungal pathogens accounted for about 3.3 percent of contamination.
Mia Champion, an Assistant Professor in the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Pathogen Genomics Division, and the study's author.
Although environmental health research contributes to understanding key factors relevant to some infectious diseases, environmental health research and practice predominantly focus on chemical and physical agents, in spite of the inherent role of the environment in pathogen dynamics and host response, and the potential for several major toxicant exposures to cause immunotoxic changes in hosts that reduce the threshold for infection, increase the persistence of an infection, increase pathogen shedding, and alter the severity and burden of infections disease.
* Amends the Poultry Products Inspection Act to prohibit the sale of any processed poultry that has not either undergone a Secretary designated pathogen reduction treatment to reduce the presence of pathogens of public health concern, or been certified to contain only ingredients that contain no verifiable traces of pathogens.
The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA) has patented methods for targeting toxic agents which are lethal to pathogens or pathogen infected cells in order to treat and/or eradicate the infection.
Effect of pathogen load on pathogen removal by conventional treatment.
* compilation of information on waterborne pathogen and indicator concentrations and loads contributed from various sources;
"And what they detect is often so damaged--due to the collection method--that the pathogens no longer possess the same infectious potential as they did while in the air." Such damage can make it nearly impossible for public health workers to determine if a pathogen is viable--that is, whether or not it has the potential to infect.