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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...

2013-08-05 23:00:46

Seattle-based Marler Clark and Phoenix-based O'Steen & Harrison filed an E. coli lawsuit against Federico's Mexican Restaurant, alleging a man fell ill with an E. coli infection and was hospitalized after eating the restaurant's food. PHOENIX, AZ (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, filed an E. coli lawsuit today against the owners of the Litchfield Park, Arizona Federico’s Mexican Restaurant....

2013-08-04 23:02:39

After its latest inclusion of 112 thousand new zoological references and a bibliography on virulence, the Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com now provides 37.3 million references including 11.7 million abstracts in the basic and applied biological, geographical and health sciences. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) August 04, 2013 EurekaMag.com has newly published 112,643 references on the basic and applied zoological sciences. These references contain 39,371 new abstracts and...

Kansas Packer Issues Recall On 50,000 lbs Ground Beef Due To E. Coli
2013-08-01 06:57:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the second time in less than two months, National Beef Packing Company is recalling ground beef from store shelves due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7, according to new information from the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). National Beef recalled nearly 23,000 pounds of ground beef in June to possible E. coli contamination. This latest recall includes an estimated 50,100 pounds of ground beef and...


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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