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Congress To Investigate Listeria Outbreak
2011-10-22 05:04:06

A bipartisan group of Congressional Representatives is planning to investigate the ongoing Listeria outbreak that has killed 25 and resulted in at least one miscarriage, Roberta Rampton of Reuters reported on Friday. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written to Ryan and Eric Jensen, the owners of Jensen Farms, the Colorado farm where the cantaloupes responsible for the outbreak originated. The lawmakers asked the Jensens "to brief committee staff and preserve...

2010-08-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Radius Global Market Research, a leading global market research firm, recently promoted two members of its senior leadership team to support the company's growing client base. Lesley Brooks, 41, is promoted to Senior Vice President from Vice President reporting to Radius' managing director, Chip Lister. Jamie Myers, 36, is promoted to Director from Senior Vice President, a new position also reporting to Lister. "Lesley and Jamie have been instrumental in...

2010-06-01 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MZEI) announced another breakthrough today in its relentless pursuit to fully exploit the antimicrobial potential of AsepticSure(TM). Work just completed by its research team at Queen's University has now demonstrated the AsepticSure(TM) system can reliably eliminate in excess of 7 logs (99.99999%) of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella typhium with 30 minutes exposure to its unique and...

2010-03-31 08:00:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today the launch of AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL cover dressings, now available in the U.S., for the post-operative care of surgical incisions. Featuring the ConvaTec patented Hydrofiber® Technology combined with skin-friendly hydrocolloid technology, AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL cover...

2009-11-17 14:37:00

GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Edward B. Diethrich, Founder and Medical Director of Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital, was given an honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow after delivering the Lister lecture. As a mark of respect he received his Royal Fellowship at a ceremony where he was allowed to wear Lord Lister's original graduation gown which is over 160 years old. (Photo:...

2009-08-14 12:51:43

Mango pits, usually thrown away after processing, could be used as a food preservative against the pathogen Listeria, a Canadian scientist said. Tannins found in mango pits and grape seeds have been found effective against Listeria, a pathogen found in food that last year was linked to the deaths of 21 Canadians, University of Alberta researcher Christina Engles said. Mango pits could be turned into a natural food preservative rather than being burned or thrown away after processing, she...

2009-02-25 12:04:30

The recovery of some stroke victims, those who suffer brain haemorrhage, could be vastly improved if they were tested and treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, a distressing psychological condition more commonly known to affect soldiers who have fought in war zones.A study of over 100 brain haemorrhage survivors, led by Durham University and funded by the Clarke Lister Brain Haemorrhage Foundation, found more than one third tested positive for the disorder, displaying symptoms such as...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.