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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

Food Safety Expert Explains Food Labels and Their Regulations

July 16, 2015 — A food safety specialist explains some terms on food labels that are federally regulated and which lack a clear ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that heparin, a type of sulfated polysaccharide, inhibits infection with Cryptosporidium parvum, a protozoan that causes diarrhea in humans and other mammals. This will ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Food wasted means money wasted which can be an expensive problem especially in homes with financial constraints. A new study shows that the top causes of food waste in such homes include buying too ... read more

Devices Designed to Identify Pathogens in Food

May 27, 2015 — A new tool could detect whether a product is free of microorganisms like E. coli or ... read more

Physicians Can Play Key Role in Preventing Foodborne Illness

May 20, 2015 — Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the ... read more

Horizontal Gene Transfer in E. Coli

May 19, 2015 — Escherichia coli O104 is an emergent disease-causing bacterium various strains of which are becoming increasingly well known and troublesome. The pathogen causes bloody diarrhea as well as and ... read more

Phage Spread Antibiotic Resistance

May 15, 2015 — Nearly half of the 50 chicken meat samples purchased from supermarkets, street markets, and butchers in Austria contained viruses that are capable of transferring antibiotic resistance genes from one ... read more

Definitive Tests for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Developed

May 14, 2015 — Millions of people afflicted by irritable bowel syndrome can now be diagnosed quickly and accurately with two simple blood tests developed by a gastroenterologist. The tests confirm when a patient ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Researchers have established how clostridia bacteria emerge from spores. This could help them understand how these bacteria germinate and go on to produce the deadly toxin responsible for botulism, a ... read more

Use Wipes in Kitchen to Reduce Risk of Food Poisoning by 99 Percent

May 1, 2015 — Consumers can reduce the risk of food poisoning by up to 99.2 percent by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry. Campylobacter infections are common, causing vomiting and ... read more

Guidance Improves Food Safety Practices at School, Community Gardens

May 1, 2015 — School and community gardens have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the people managing and working in these gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the ... read more

Potential New Treatments for Toxoplasma-Induced Pneumonia and Cystic Fibrosis

Apr. 29, 2015 — New research has discovered a link between a vital pumping system that does not function correctly in people with cystic fibrosis and the parasite Toxoplasma. This is the first time a causal ... read more

How Salmonella Survives the Macrophage's Acid Attack

Apr. 14, 2015 — New research reveals that Salmonella fights acid with acid, by lowering the pH of its own interior in response to the acidification of the Salmonella-containing compartment by the macrophage, and by ... read more

Genetically Engineered Salmonella Promising as Anti-Cancer Therapy

Apr. 14, 2015 — Genetically modified Salmonella can be used to kill cancer cells, scientists report. For years, researchers have known that certain strains of bacteria, including Salmonella enterica, can kill cancer ... read more

Can Humans Get Norovirus from Their Dogs?

Apr. 10, 2015 — Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, says a veterinarian and first author of a new ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — The Bacillus cereus bacteria is one of the potential causes of food poisoning. A recent study shows that this versatile pathogen produces 19 different variants of a poison that causes nausea and ... read more

Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne Illness

Mar. 25, 2015 — The risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow's milk are significant, research shows. Investigators have determined that raw milk was associated with over half of all milk-related foodborne ... read more

Norovirus Candidate Vaccine Induces Broad Antibody Responses in Trial Participants

Mar. 24, 2015 — A multivalent candidate vaccine elicits broad antibody responses to a range of norovirus strains, including strains not included in the vaccine or previously encountered by participants, according to ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — High voltage, short pulsed electric fields selectively damage cell membrane directly killing the contaminating bacteria by a process known as electroporation. Once applied multiple times, this ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Food safety research used video observations to show people touching kitchen towels before washing their hands or using towels after washing their hands inadequately. Even after properly washing ... read more

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