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Harmful Bacteria Can Be Curbed With Copper
2012-07-15 07:05:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Salmonella enterica is a leading cause of diarrhea illness worldwide, according to Sadhana Ravishankar, an assistant professor in the University of Arizona department of veterinary science and microbiology. Each year the tiny, rod-shaped species of bacteria with a love for rapid reproduction on human food causes a large number of food poisoning cases around the world, sometimes leading to severe illness and even death. But...

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2010-12-16 10:16:03

By Shelley Littin, NASA Space Grant intern, University of Arizona Research conducted by UA microbiologist Sadhana Ravishankar has shown that a compound in oregano reduces the formation of potentially cancer-causing compounds that can form in grilled meat. Adding oregano to meat before grilling could reduce the formation of potentially cancer-causing compounds by up to 78 percent, University of Arizona researchers have found. The spice also helps inactivate harmful E. coli O157:H7 in the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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