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Protein In Salmonella Jams Signals From Bacteria-fighting Mast Cells
2013-12-12 17:37:35

Duke University Medical Center A protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells -- critical players in the body's fight against bacteria and other pathogens -- rendering them unable to protect against bacterial spread in the body, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS). The study, conducted in mice, was published Dec. 12, 2013, in the journal Immunity. "Ever since mast cells were discovered to be critical mobilizers of the body's...

2013-12-12 11:01:55

Scientists have used a new method to map the response of every salmonella gene to conditions in the human body, providing new insight into how the bacteria triggers infection. In a world first, the scientists exposed salmonella to 22 lab environments that mimic conditions that the bacterium finds when it enters the human body and discovered the effects of these conditions on individual genes in the bacteria. After people eat salmonella, the microbes enter the stomach, and intestine, and...

2013-12-10 23:29:21

Holiday times are stressful on everyone, and keeping the food prep area germ free has become more challenging in the 21st century, where germs can travel faster than a Concorde SST. Grime Busters recommends proper preparation of food and drinks to keep infections down and give everyone a happier holiday. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The CDC reports that 1 in 6 people contract food poisoning. Food is an important part of holiday entertaining, and the diligent use of Amazing! NOK OUT® in...

USDA Allows Chicken Processor Behind Salmonella Outbreak To Remain Open
2013-10-11 07:19:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg linked to raw chicken from three processing plants in California has so far not caused any further illnesses. Despite threats to shut down the plants, the USDA has announced that Foster Farms, the company behind the outbreak, can now remain open. The company, which was also linked to a salmonella outbreak that surfaced last year, has made “immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and...

Tracking Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella
2013-08-29 15:52:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria as they evolve and spread. The goal is stop the spread of salmonellosis, an infection associated with the bacteria salmonella. Antibiotic-resistant strains of this bacteria are a major threat to public health, and the number of resistant strains is apparently increasing. Each year in the US, the...

Scientists Get A Closer Look At What Makes Typhoid Fever Tick
2013-08-15 11:03:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the early 20th century, Typhoid Mary became one of the iconic symbols of disease outbreak when she infected about 50 people with typhoid fever while working as a cook in and around New York City. Scientists have long wondered how a working-class Irish immigrant who appeared so healthy could have carried the Salmonella bacterium responsible for the disease, S. typhi, for so long without any symptoms. According to a new study...

2013-07-29 16:40:53

These are some of the findings presented in the annual report on the occurrence of diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animal and food. The report is prepared by the Danish Zoonosis Centre at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark in collaboration with Statens Serum Institut and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. In 2012, 1,198 Danes were registered with a Salmonella infection, which corresponds to 21 cases per 100,000 citizens. It is a little...


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