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2011-05-04 00:00:03

Advaxis Incorporated, a development stage biotechnology company, is poised for a major advancement if their Phase II cervical cancer vaccine data reflects the same optimistic survival data from prior Phase I data. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 Advaxis Incorporated, a development stage biotechnology company, is poised for a major advancement if their Phase II cervical cancer vaccine data reflects the same optimistic survival data from prior Phase I data. Advaxis initiated two Phase II...

2010-11-24 17:06:00

QUINCY, Mass., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a manufacturer's recall by Calabro Cheese, Stop & Shop alerted customers to the recall of Calabro rotolini meat and cheese roll appetizer products due to possible listeria contamination. The following product carried in 18 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut has been recalled: 8-ounce packages of Calabro Rotolini Gold Mozzarello & Prosciutto, with a UPC code of 7171500380 To date, Calabro Cheese has...

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2010-10-26 07:37:54

Pathogenic listeria tricks intestinal cells into helping it pass through those cells to make people ill, and, if that doesn't work, the bacteria simply goes around the cells, according to a Purdue University study. Arun Bhunia, a professor of food science, and Kristin Burkholder, a former Purdue graduate student who is now a postdoctoral researcher in microbiology and immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, found that listeria, even in low doses, somehow triggers intestinal...

2010-08-10 17:05:00

SALINAS, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling 2,825 cases of Veggie Lovers Salad with a Product Code of I208 and Use-by Date of August 10, 2010 out of an abundance of caution due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No other Fresh Express salads are included in the recall. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. Only the Veggie Lovers salad products with a Product Code of I208 and a Use-by Date of August 10...

2010-08-02 08:55:00

Listeria contamination, other repeated violations, prompt FDA action SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice, in an action initiated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is seeking a permanent injunction against NY Gourmet Salads, Inc., a processor of ready-to-eat deli salads, seafood salads, and cream cheeses in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Leonard F. Spada, the company's president. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO)...

2010-07-30 03:00:00

QUINCY, Mass., July 30, /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has announced a voluntary recall of Nature's Promise Alfalfa and Zesty Sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Upon being notified of the recall by the supplier, Stop & Shop immediately removed all codes from sale of the following products: Nature's Promise Alfalfa Sprouts, 4 oz, UPC 68826704741 Nature's Promise Alfalfa Sprouts, 8 oz, UPC 68826704102...

2010-07-28 13:37:29

Rogier van Doorn and colleagues from Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam present a Learning Forum article in this week's PLoS Medicine that describes three unusual cases of patients with listerial meningitis. Listeriosis is a foodborne infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes that presents with a sepsis-like syndrome or as an acute-to-subacute central nervous system infection, mostly meningitis, with a 20%-30% mortality despite adequate treatment. Listeriosis in the developed world has most commonly...

2010-06-30 10:00:00

Two Samples Test Negative for Pathogens HARRISBURG. Pa., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture has informed Alvin J. Stoltzfus, of Paradise, Lancaster County, that his raw milk permit has been reinstated, and that he may once again sell raw milk after two samples taken on separate days from his dairy tested negative for Listeria monocytogenes. The department discovered potentially harmful levels of the pathogen in milk samples taken from the farm on June 7. No...

2010-05-18 15:07:07

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona researchers took part in a study published in Nature A research appearing in Nature, with the participation of doctors Susana Campoy and Jordi Barb© from the Department of Genetics and Microbiology at UAB, demonstrates that bacteria have a surprising mechanism to transfer virulent genes causing infections. The research describes an unprecedented evolutionary adaptation and could contribute to finding new ways of treating and preventing bacterial...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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