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September 24, 2016

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September 24, 2016

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers have identified the protein that norovirus uses to invade cells. Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects ... read more

Scientists Find a Salty Way to Kill MRSA

Aug. 16, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new way to attack Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The team has revealed how the bacteria regulates its salt ... read more

Gastrointestinal Illnesses Cost the Swiss Health Care Sector Up to EUR 45 Million Per Year

Aug. 12, 2016 — Acute diarrhea entails annual health care costs of EUR 29 to EUR 45 million in Switzerland. Thereof, around a quarter is due to infections of the diarrhea-causing pathogen Campylobacter, say ... read more

Study of Brain Activity Shows That Food Commercials Influence Children's Food Choices

Aug. 12, 2016 — Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view 1,000-2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown there is a ... read more

Parasite Proteins Prompt Immune System to Fight Off Ovarian Tumors in Mice

July 22, 2016 — Scientists identified the specific proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that cause the immune system in mice to attack established ovarian ... read more

Travelers Import Superbugs

July 19, 2016 — Many tourists returning from India were found colonized with multidrug-resistant 'superbugs'. Microbiologists also isolated a strain possessing a gene which can make these life-threatening ... read more

Battling Toxoplasmosis: International Team Describes Step-by-Step Progress

July 15, 2016 — Researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from ... read more

Most Siblings of Food Allergic Kids Do Not Have Food Allergy

July 12, 2016 — The risk of food allergy in siblings of an affected child is only minimally higher than in the general population, new data suggests. The study found that the majority (53%) of siblings of food ... read more

Colistin-Resistant Gene Detected in US for the Second Time

July 11, 2016 — For the second time, a clinical isolate of a bacterial pathogen has been detected in the US, which carries the colistin resistance gene, mcr-1. It may also be the first plasmid-mediated colistin ... read more

July 6, 2016 — A collaborative study involving microbiologists, epidemiologists, animal scientists, veterinarians, graduate students, undergraduates and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit ... read more

Study Finds Sensing Mechanism in Food Poisoning Bug

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that a type of pathogenic bacteria found in shellfish use to sense when they are in the human gut, where they release toxins that cause food ... read more

Lab-Tested Diagnosis Needed When Treating Patients With Persistent Diarrhea

June 28, 2016 — Persistent diarrhea, which is diarrhea that lasts at least 14 days, is an illness typically caused by parasites or bacteria and requires accurate diagnosis in order to determine what treatment to ... read more

June 23, 2016 — An old technology that uses natural bacteria predators, called bacteriophages, is the focus of new research. The technique is being used to reduce salmonella bacteria in meat ... read more

Treatment of Humans, Pigs May Reduce Endemic Tapeworm Infection

June 22, 2016 — The transmission of Taenia solium, a pork tapeworm species that infects humans and causes late-onset seizures and epilepsy, can be stopped on a population-wide level with mass treatments of both pigs ... read more

Tainted Frozen Vegetables Prompt Latest Ingredient-Driven Foodborne Illness Outbreak

June 21, 2016 — An ongoing incident of Listeria contamination linked to frozen vegetables is causing illnesses across state and national lines. At least 350 products use the vegetables, which are distributed to ... read more

Researchers Improve Biosensors to Detect E. Coli

June 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria. The simple sensor is able to detect and amplify the signal of the food pathogen Escherichia coli (E. ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Salmonella infections in the bloodstream, caused by Salmonella enterica bacteria, are still the cause of many deaths in southern regions and Southeast Asia. Children between the age of two and five ... read more

Switched-on Salmonella: Fluid Forces Guide Disease Traits of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

June 8, 2016 — In new research, researchers explore the effects of physiological fluid shear on ST313 -- a particularly dangerous type of Salmonella, which is resistant to multiple antibiotics and currently ... read more

Plant-Based Sweeteners May Help Individuals Control Their Blood Glucose Levels

June 8, 2016 — A new study shows that it is possible to reduce the level of sugar in muffins without affecting their textural properties by replacing half of the sugar content with stevianna or inulin, which are ... read more

June 6, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new material that can kill the E. coli bacteria within 30 ... read more

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