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2011-10-01 19:00:00

National E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker said we need to delve further into the long-term consequences of E. coli and its complications, including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). "We're letting food safety violators off of the hook by not factoring in the true, long-term costs of these outbreaks." Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 01, 2011 National E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker said today that more study is needed to examine the long-term effects of food poisoning, particularly toxic types of E....

2011-09-29 23:06:26

Antibiotic resistant E. coli was much more prevalent in villages situated along roads than in rural villages located away from roads, which suggests that roads play a major role in the spread or containment of antibiotic resistant bacteria, commonly called superbugs, a new study finds. Many studies on various infectious diseases have shown that roads impact the spread of disease, however this is the first known study to show that roads also impact the spread of antibiotic resistant...

Bacteria Used to Encrypt Messages
2011-09-28 05:20:48

Scientists have discovered a method whereby E. Coli bacteria are used to encrypt messages. The discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by researchers from Tufts University, allows simple messages to be encoded by genetically modified bacteria that produce different florescence proteins. These proteins react to different light frequencies allowing patterns to be developed. The scientists setup an alphabet and grid system using seven...

2011-09-24 02:40:00

Listeria attorneys at Marler Clark, the nationâs leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, are warning consumers that the current Listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe may become one of the most lethal food poisoning outbreaks in U.S. history. (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Listeria attorneys at Marler Clark, the nationâs leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, are warning consumers that the current Listeria outbreak linked to...

2011-09-15 12:42:58

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed polymers that fluoresce in the presence of bacteria, paving the way for the rapid detection and assessment of wound infection using ultra-violet light. When contained in a gel and applied to a wound, the level of fluorescence detected will alert clinicians to the severity of infection. The polymers are irreversibly attached to fragments of antibiotics, which bind to either gram negative or gram positive bacteria — both of...

USDA Banning 6 Types Of E. Coli From Ground Beef
2011-09-13 13:17:31

  According to multiple media reports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to add six types of E. coli bacteria to its list of adulterants that are banned from being sold in raw beef. The USDA said it will be focusing on six other strains of E. coli that have been found in food in recent years and have made people sick the same way the O157:H7 strain can. A report by the Wall Street Journal said the new USDA plan was set to take effect in March 2012 after a...


Latest Escherichia coli Reference Libraries

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2011-04-18 21:37:33

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. It is the most important member of the Klebsiella genus of Enterobacteriaceae. It is naturally occurring in soil and about 30% of strains can fix nitrogen in anaerobic conditions. Hans Christian Gram developed the technique now known as Gram staining in 1884 to discriminate between K. pneumoniae and...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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