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2014-02-28 12:27:40

Assay runs on the Atlas System, an innovative fully automated molecular system for food pathogen detection WARREN, N.J., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roka Bioscience announced today that its Atlas STEC EG2 Combo Detection Assay has received AOAC Performance Tested Methods(S)(M) certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI). The independent laboratory study was conducted by Silliker, Inc., as part of the AOAC-RI independent third- party validation process. (Photo -...

Toxic E. Coli Fares Better Than Its Benign Counterparts
2013-06-13 16:13:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Mercyhurst University and the University at Buffalo recently suggested that current testing methods for E. coli in lakes and rivers are insufficient. According to the scientists report in the journal“¯Applied and Environmental Microbiology, E. coli that produce a particular toxin are able to fend off predators and survive longer in lake water than their more benign counterparts. “The take-home lesson...

2013-05-21 23:24:16

Research presented at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting shows that PathoGenetix Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) technology could be used to reliably differentiate and strain type pathogenic E. coli strains of public health and food safety significance. GSS provided strain level information comparable to PFGE, the current standard for pathogen identification in epidemiological investigation and response. WOBURN, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., a...

2012-09-12 10:25:39

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a letter of no objection for the use of Neogen's NeoSEEK((TM)) pathogen DNA detection method to detect Shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STECs). The letter of no objection allows the use of the 24-hour NeoSEEK STEC system as a confirmatory method for six STEC serogroups (O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and...

Deadly E. coli Strain Unscrambled
2012-07-27 13:11:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “The emergence of novel pathogens poses a major public health threat causing widespread epidemics in susceptible populations.” This is the opening theme proposed by researchers who studied a deadly form of E. coli in hopes that it would prevent another public health outbreak in the future. In particular, a group of researchers from Michigan State University revealed that they were able to decode the strain of deadly...

2012-04-11 09:35:24

The specific mechanisms by which humans and other animals are able to discriminate between disease-causing microbes and innocuous ones in order to rapidly respond to infections have long been a mystery to scientists. But a study conducted on roundworms by biologists at UC San Diego has uncovered some important clues to finally answering that question. In a paper published in this week´s early online issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe, the researchers discovered that...

2012-01-19 18:03:17

Findings could provide basis for first treatment for Shiga toxin infection Carnegie Mellon University researchers have discovered that an element commonly found in nature might provide a way to neutralize the potentially lethal effects of a compound known as Shiga toxin. New results published in the Jan. 20 issue of Science by Carnegie Mellon biologists Adam Linstedt and Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay show that manganese completely protects against Shiga toxicosis in animal models. Produced by...

2012-01-19 15:32:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University researchers have discovered that an element commonly found in nature might provide a way to neutralize the potentially lethal effects of a compound known as Shiga toxin. New results published in the Jan. 20 issue of Science by Carnegie Mellon biologists Adam Linstedt and Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay show that manganese completely protects against Shiga toxicosis in animal models. (Logo:...

2011-11-21 10:09:44

New publication demonstrates ability of Avidocin proteins to prevent and treat E. coli O157 diarrhea in animal study A novel antibacterial protein targeted against E. coli O157:H7 may offer a way to prevent or treat serious food-borne bacterial infections, as demonstrated in a study published in the December issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Results in an animal model of E. coli infection showed that the orally administered protein, developed by AvidBiotics, Inc., could...

2011-07-28 12:47:16

BGI, the world's largest genomic organization in the world, today announced that the study on Genomic Analysis of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O104:H4, conducted by BGI and its collaborators, was published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study involved the use of rapid, bench-top DNA sequencing technology, open-source data release and fast crowd-sourced analyses, and revealed for the first time that rapid open-source analysis of an outbreak-associated...