Latest Bacillus cereus Stories
From a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in Southern Africa, an international team of researchers has discovered a new, unusually large virus (or bacteriophage) that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax.
In a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists from Biolog, Inc.
Symposium to feature Food Industry leaders’ discussion: “Increasing the Efficiency of Producing, Monitoring and Distributing Foods - How Your Microbiology Testing Program Can Help.”
A small cluster of unusual illnesses at a Colorado children’s hospital prompted an investigation that swiftly identified alcohol prep pads contaminated with Bacillus cereus bacteria.
It may not be as catchy a combination as "Miss Scarlet in the parlor with a revolver," but "polyester-rayon wipes in the field followed by saline-surfactant extraction and vortexing" is the most efficient solution to an important biological game of "Clue" deduced by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As reported in a recent paper*, the NIST team studied different methods for collecting, extracting and quantifying microbial spores from indoor surfaces to...
HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawsuit filed in Federal court claims that a contaminated alcohol prep pad manufactured by Triad Group, Inc. caused the sudden death of a two year old boy.
To keep soldiers in the battlefield healthy, the U.S. Army is exploring new ways to detect harmful bacteria in water.
Microwave ovens may be good for more than just zapping the leftovers: they may also help protect your family. Researchers have found that microwaving common carriers of the bacteria and viruses that cause food-borne illnesses sterilizes them rapidly and effectively.
Bacillus cereus is an endemic, soil-dwelling, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, beta hemolytic bacterium. Some are harmful to humans while other strains are beneficial as probiotics for animals. They are aerobes and can produce protective endospores. B. cereus competes with other microorganisms such as Salmonella and Campylobacter in the gut. In food animals harmless strains of B. cereus are used as a probiotic feed additive to reduce Salmonella in the intestines and cecum. This helps improve...