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Sorting Good Bacteria From Bad
2013-12-02 10:39:43

Arizona State University Arizona State University scientists have developed a microfluidic chip, which can sort good germs from bad. Your intestines are home to about 100 trillion bacteria. That's more than the number of cells that comprise the entire human body. Armies of bacteria sneak into our bodies the moment we are born, uninvited but necessary guests. For the most part, these bacteria are industrious and friendly. Some of them are even beneficial, helping with digestion and...

2013-11-26 23:27:17

PathoGenetix, Inc., has completed an initial round of evaluations for its RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System with leading contract testing laboratories serving the food safety market. PathoGenetix is developing a fully automated bacterial identification system to improve time-to-results for pathogen confirmation and strain typing in food safety testing and foodborne illness outbreak investigations. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated...

Garlic Not Only Wards Off Vampires, But May Also Protect Babies From Contaminants Found In Baby Formula
2013-11-26 06:40:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of British Columbia reveals that although eating garlic might make your breath a bit unpleasant, it may be a good choice for your baby. The research team found two compounds, diallyl sulfide and ajoene, derived from garlic that significantly reduce the contamination risk from Cronobacter sakazakii in the production of dry infant formula powder. The results of this study were published in a recent issue...

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...

Scientists Unravel The Role Of A Pathogen Molecule
2013-11-08 09:10:24

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig have now discovered what makes a specific strain of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis–one of the main instigators for these infections–so dangerous: the bacteria produce a molecule called CNFy that facilitates the infection process for them. It changes the host cells in a manner that enables the injection apparatus of Yersinia, which injects toxins into the cells, to work more efficiently. This strengthens the infection and leads to...

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...


Latest Foodborne illness Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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