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2013-01-14 20:21:26

OTTAWA, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ -Why you should take note Since our last update, 2 additional cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness were confirmed in Ontario as part of this outbreak. This brings the total number of cases to 28. These individuals became ill between late December and early January. The latest evidence in the Public Health Agency of Canada's food-borne illness investigation indicates that the most probable cause of the E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in the Maritimes and Ontario is...

2013-01-11 20:22:08

OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The latest evidence in the Public Health Agency of Canada's food-borne illness investigation indicates that the most probable cause of the E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in the Maritimes and Ontario is shredded lettuce distributed by FreshPoint Inc. primarily to some KFC and KFC-Taco Bell restaurants. The products were not distributed to grocery stores. Lettuce has a short shelf life, therefore contaminated products are unlikely...

2013-01-09 20:20:53

OTTAWA, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Today, an additional case of E.coli O157:H7 was confirmed in Ontario as part of this outbreak. This brings Ontario's number of cases to 5 and the total to 16. Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk. The Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into 16 cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness. There are six cases in New...

2013-01-09 00:20:45

OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ -Why you should take note Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk. The Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into 15 cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness. There are six cases in New Brunswick, five in Nova Scotia and four in Ontario. The majority of cases are recovered or are recovering. Status Investigations into outbreaks of food-borne illness...

2012-12-28 15:41:56

One approach to understanding components in living organisms is to attempt to create them artificially, using principles of chemistry, engineering and genetics. A suite of powerful techniques–collectively referred to as synthetic biology–have been used to produce self-replicating molecules, artificial pathways in living systems and organisms bearing synthetic genomes. In a new twist, John Chaput, a researcher at Arizona State University´s Biodesign Institute and colleagues...

2012-12-13 05:03:56

Dr. Czajka to lead strategic partnership and commercialization efforts for PathoGenetix´s bacterial identification technology for strain typing of foodborne pathogens from complex samples in four hours. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 PathoGenetix, Inc., a commercial-stage developer of an automated system for rapid identification and typing of bacteria strains, today announced that John W. Czajka, Ph.D., M.B.A. has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Dr....

2012-12-06 05:05:06

3rd Lawsuit filed by Marler Clark and Underberg & Kessler alleges mother- and daughter-in-law became ill with E. coli infections after eating salad supplied by Massachusetts-based State Garden. BUFFALO, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 Seattle-based Marler Clark and Rochester-Buffalo-based Underberg & Kessler filed a third lawsuit against salad supplier State Garden Tuesday on behalf of a mother-and daughter-in-law who allegedly became ill with E. coli infections after eating organic...

Sources Of E. Coli Not Just From Animal Production Facilities
2012-11-30 10:53:26

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified sources of Escherichia coli bacteria that could help restore the reputation of local livestock. Studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Mark Ibekwe suggest that in some parts of California, pathogens in local waterways are more often carried there via runoff from urban areas, not from animal production facilities. ARS is USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency, and...

2012-11-21 00:20:26

Scientists have engineered bacteria that are capable of sacrificing themselves for the good of the bacterial population. These altruistically inclined bacteria, which are described online in the journal Molecular Systems Biology, can be used to demonstrate the conditions where programmed cell death becomes a distinct advantage for the survival of the bacterial population. "We have used a synthetic biology approach to explicitly measure and test the adaptive advantage of programmed...

How Bacteria Came To Live Inside Insects
2012-11-16 11:50:16

University of Utah Symbiotic microbes' origin discovered after man impales hand on branch Two years ago, a 71-year-old Indiana man impaled his hand on a branch after cutting down a dead crab apple tree, causing an infection that led University of Utah scientists to discover a new bacterium and solve a mystery about how bacteria came to live inside insects. Because the new bacterial strain is easy to grow in the laboratory and is related to Sodalis, a genus of bacteria that lives...


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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