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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...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'