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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 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

Insects May Be the Answer to Consumer Demand for More Protein

July 14, 2015 — The growing consumer demand for protein -- and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock -- could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to an ... 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

July 3, 2015 — To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, experts say. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions ... read more

Extreme Heat, Precipitation Are Increasing Salmonella Infections, Study Shows

July 1, 2015 — Extreme heat and precipitation events, which are expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, are associated with increased risk of salmonella infections, according to a ... read more

Researchers Examine Infectious Bacterium's Natural Defenses

June 18, 2015 — Antibiotics fight bacteria by targeting enzymes essential to the bacterium's survival, like those involved in rebuilding the bacterium's cellular wall. With many deadly bacteria able to ... 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

June 8, 2015 — A toxin secreted by Vibrio vulnificus, a water and food-borne bacteria that can cause rapidly lethal infections in persons with liver disease, has potential to prevent the growth of tumors, research ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A new study has uncovered a mechanism by which Salmonella bacteria organize the expression of genes required for infection. Salmonella bacteria are one of the leading causes of food borne illness. ... read more

FDA Addresses Concerns on Approval of Drugs to Treat Chronic Hepatitis C

June 2, 2015 — Treatment options for chronic hepatitis C, a serious and life-threatening infection, have improved substantially and several new regimens with shorter durations and improved efficacy and safety ... 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

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