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Virulent Fungus Discovered In Recalled Chobani Yogurt Products
2014-07-09 07:55:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chobani yogurt recalled in September 2013 was found to contain the most virulent form of a fungus called Mucor circinelloides, according to a new research paper published in the journal mBio. The fungus is associated with infections in immune-compromised people and has been known to survive in mice, which spread the fungus via feces for as long as 10 days after ingestion. "Typically when people think about food-borne pathogens, they...

2014-07-08 11:16:27

American Society for Microbiology The fungus responsible for an outbreak of contaminated Greek yogurt last year is not harmless after all but a strain with the ability to cause disease, according to research published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. In September 2013, customers of Chobani brand Greek yogurt complained of gastrointestinal (GI) problems after consuming products manufactured in the company's Idaho plant. The company...

Flesh Eating Fungus Killed 5 After 2011 Joplin Tornado
2012-12-16 07:46:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, in 2011, a fast growing, flesh eating fungus killed five people according to two new studies. The studies were based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both studies tracked 13 people infected by the pathogen during the Class EF-5 Tornado. This is the most powerful...

2010-05-18 13:35:37

Mucormycosis is a life-threatening infection most commonly caused by a species of fungus known as Rhizopus oryzae. It occurs predominantly in individuals with diabetes, in particular those with the potentially life-threatening complication known as diabetic ketoacidosis. A team of researchers, led by Ashraf Ibrahim, at the University of California Los Angeles, has now generated data in mice that provide an explanation as to why patients with DKA are highly susceptible to mucormyosis. The data...

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2009-06-05 07:22:10

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have sequenced the genome of a parasite that can kill honey bees. Nosema ceranae is one of many pathogens suspected of contributing to the current bee population decline, termed colony collapse disorder (CCD). Researchers describe the parasite's genome in a study published June 5 in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens. In 2006, CCD began devastating commercial beekeeping operations, with some beekeepers reporting losses of up to 90 percent,...

2008-08-20 12:00:44

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2008) - GlobeStar Mining Corporation ("GlobeStar" or the "Company") (TSX:GMI) is pleased to announce results of the first 11 holes of the current drilling program at the Loma Pesada copper deposit in the Dominican Republic, including 6.82 meters of true width @ 2.66 % copper ("Cu") (hole LP- 22) and 9.14 meters @ 1.85 % Cu (hole LP-24). The Loma Pesada deposit is a copper-zinc massive sulphide with minor amounts of silver and gold and is located 14...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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