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May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

Knowledge of Bacteria's Origin, Spread Can Prevent Disease

Mar. 29, 2016 — Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 is an aggressive type of bacteria, which is particularly problematic because it has developed resistance to a number of antimicrobials and has been able to quickly spread ... read more

Experts Urge UK Parliament to Take Action to Reduce Food Waste

Mar. 23, 2016 — As UK supermarkets pledge to cut food waste by 20 percent within the next decade, experts are calling on the government to take legislative action and debate the Food Waste (Reduction) ... read more

Microscopic Structures of Vegetable Surfaces Contribute to Foodborne Illness

Mar. 22, 2016 — Foodborne illness outbreaks do more than make us sick. Not only can the U.S. economy suffer as a result of reduced worker productivity, particular sectors of the farming industry can experience ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Scientists have discovered chemical compounds which are able to attenuate the virulence of the bacterial human pathogen Listeria ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Lactobacillus might sound familiar when the topic of probiotics comes up, but they are only one of many types of bacteria that have proven health benefits.  In a new study researchers have shown ... read more

Bacterial Airborne Signal Encourages Fungal Growth Critical in Lung Infections

Mar. 15, 2016 — Volatile compounds released by a bacterial pathogen stimulate the growth of a fungal pathogen found in lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF), investigators have discovered. The findings show for ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Quickly uncovering that foodborne illnesses are connected can make all the difference in halting a deadly outbreak. About 276,000 cases of foodborne illness are avoided each year because of PulseNet, ... read more

Drug-Resistant Genes Spread Through Environment, Not Meat Products

Mar. 8, 2016 — A current focus for policy-makers is to reduce antibiotic use in livestock to curb the spread of drug-resistant bugs. New findings show that traffic from humans to animals, and back to humans via the ... read more

Investigators Trace Emergence and Spread of Virulent Salmonella Strain

Mar. 4, 2016 — Since it first emerged more than half a century ago, a particular strain of multidrug-resistant Salmonella has spread all over the world. Now researchers have figured out why this strain, Salmonella ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — A large-scale study based on almost 7,000 strains of Listeria monocytogenes -- the bacterium responsible for human listeriosis, a severe foodborne infection -- has concluded. Through the integrative ... read more

Increased Risk of Bacterial Infection If Food Is Exposed to Light

Feb. 2, 2016 — Listeria bacterium found in food, which can infect people and cause temporary gastro-intestinal distress, is a serious health risk for pregnant women and for people with compromised immune systems. ... read more

Link Between Food Advertising, Child Food Consumption

Jan. 25, 2016 — Unhealthy food advertising does increase food intake in children, new research confirms. The analysis showed that unhealthy food advertising exposure significantly increased food consumption in ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Antibiotics that fight infection can adversely affect the digestive tract and give destructive bacteria a chance to flourish, say researchers. This research seeks to identify probiotic mixes to treat ... read more

Monitoring Chicken Flock Behaviour Could Help Combat Leading Cause of Food Poisoning

Jan. 6, 2016 — A new technique that monitors the movement of chickens can be used to predict which flocks are at risk of becoming infected with Campylobacter -- the most common bacterial source of food poisoning in ... read more

Could Bug-Busting Viruses Control Food Poisoning?

Jan. 4, 2016 — Viruses that can seek and destroy food poisoning bugs in the gut are currently being investigated by researchers. The work could offer the potential for treating and preventing intestinal illnesses ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — Pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers, new research shows. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of food-borne diseases ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — An entirely new way that cells and macromolecules interact together has been discovered by researchers. The work shows that glycans -- the complex sugar structures on cells linked to the spread of ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how a common parasite hijacks host cells and stockpiles food so it can lie dormant for decades, possibly changing its host's behavior or personality in the process. ... read more

One in 10 Globally Suffer from Foodborne Diseases, WHO Study Finds

Dec. 3, 2015 — One out of every 10 people worldwide suffer from foodborne diseases annually, and children and the poor suffer most, according to the findings of a World Health Organization task ... read more

Safety Last?

Nov. 24, 2015 — With the globalization of our food supply, food safety issues are a major concern for both public health and for the food industry. Media and industry warn consumers of major recalls and problems ... read more

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