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E Coli Contamination Forces Recall Of Ready-Made Products
2013-11-11 08:57:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Richmond, California gourmet food company is recalling more than 180,000 pounds of ready-to-eat products containing chicken due to a high risk of E. coli contamination, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA said that Glass Onion Catering, which produces ready-made salads and sandwich wraps, has shipped the potentially contaminated food products to distribution centers in Arizona, California, Nevada, New...

2013-10-31 23:35:37

Study Shows Biocompatible Polysaccharide Could Reduce Risk of Food Contamination Claremont, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Escherichia coli, or more commonly E. coli, have become the source of feared news stories for consumers of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables due to recent contamination outbreaks. Research conducted at the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography, at Bangor University, Bangor, UK with Synedgen’s new polysaccharide technology shows that a safe polymer...

2013-10-30 10:48:05

The first dynamic regulatory system that prevents the build-up of toxic metabolites in engineered microbes has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). The JBEI researchers used their system to double the production in Escherichia coli (E. coli) of amorphadiene, a precursor to the premier antimalarial drug artemisinin. Using genome-wide transcriptional analysis, the JBEI researchers identified native regions of...

2013-10-08 11:34:32

Many chemicals we use in everyday life are derived from fossil resources. Due to the increasing concerns on the use of fossil resources, there has been much interest in producing chemicals from renewable resources through biotechnology. Phenol is an important commodity chemical, and is a starting material for the production of numerous industrial chemicals and polymers, including bisphenol A and phenolic resins, and others. At present, the production of phenol entirely depends on the...

2013-09-30 12:48:15

Findings point to new approach to drug design Highlighting an important but unexplored area of evolution, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found evidence that, over hundreds of millions of years, an essential protein has evolved chiefly by changing how it moves, rather than by changing its basic molecular structure. The work has implications not only for the understanding of protein evolution, but also for the design of antibiotics and other drugs that target the...

Cattle Vaccinations Could Reduce Human E. Coli Infection Rates
2013-09-17 07:51:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of people who fall ill due to E. coli contamination could be drastically reduced if cattle were vaccinated against the bacterium, according to research published in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The E. coli O157 bacterium can result in severe gastrointestinal illness and is potentially fatal in humans. The pathogen is spread by consuming contaminated food and...

Austria, Vienna Possessed By Feces-Contaminated Holy Water
2013-09-16 09:27:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Holy water from Vienna and other parts of Austria has been found to be contaminated with fecal matter, according to a new study. This water is used in church ceremonies including baptisms and consecrating the lips of congregants. The researchers are now claiming the water from these “holy” fonts in Austria and Vienna is dangerous and is urging churches to issue a warning encouraging church members not to drink the water. The...

2013-09-10 23:01:16

Attorney Bill Marler's reaction to a press conference held by Federico's Mexican Restaurant, whose Litchfield Park, AZ, restaurant was the alleged source of an E. coli outbreak. LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 William Marler, the Seattle-based attorney who represents over a dozen victims of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among customers of the Litchfield Park, Arizona Federico’s restaurant[1], responded to the restaurant chain’s announcement today that it had...

2013-08-07 23:18:15

Marler Clark filed a second lawsuit against Federico's Mexican Restaurant on behalf of a mother whose 16-year-old allegedly contracted an E. coli infection after eating at the restaurant. (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 In a lawsuit filed late yesterday, a mother alleges her 16-year-old daughter fell ill with an E. coli infection and was hospitalized after eating tacos purchased from the Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park. The lawsuit was filed in Maricopa County Superior...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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