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

Arizona State University scientists have developed a microfluidic chip, which can sort good germs from bad.

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.

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

New research from the University of British Columbia has found that when a pinch of garlic is added to baby formula, it can reduce the risk of contamination from pathogens.

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

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.

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

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.

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


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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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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