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Mar. 23, 2017 — Antibiotic resistance is one of medicine’s most pressing problems. Now, a team from Korea is tackling this in a unique way: using bacteria to fight ... read more

How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria

Mar. 16, 2017 — Inflammation in the gut helps bacterial viruses spread to other strains of bacteria and promotes their success, a new study in mice ... read more

Biodegradable Packages Will Keep Your Food Fresh

Mar. 10, 2017 — Researchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer. This innovation would solve two problems at once: assist in cutting down ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Food poisoning is a scourge. Yet preventing it is far from foolproof. But in a new study, scientists report that they are closing in on a way to use a combination of color-changing paper and ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Borrowing concepts from medical diagnostic devices, chemists have created a simple, cheap set of handheld tests that can detect the presence of many water or food-borne pathogens. If applied in the ... read more

Researchers Discover New Variant on Notorious Resistance Gene

Mar. 6, 2017 — Polymyxin antibiotics are used as a last resort to treat certain multidrug resistant bacteria. A team of investigators has discovered a new variant on a well-known gene that causes resistance to ... read more

Using Twitter May Increase Food-Poisoning Reporting

Feb. 23, 2017 — Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. citizens gets food poisoning every year, but very few report it. Twitter communications between the public and the proper government authorities could improve foodborne illness ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers studying how pathogens affect fetal ... read more

New Study Re-Evaluates the Total Burden of Norovirus on the UK

Feb. 10, 2017 — The annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated, new research ... read more

Acid Suppression Medications Linked to Serious Gastrointestinal Infections

Jan. 5, 2017 — In a population-based study from Scotland, use of commonly-prescribed acid suppression medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections ... read more

Oral Vaccine Against Salmonella Developed

Dec. 19, 2016 — A vaccine against salmonella poisoning, designed to be taken by mouth, has now been developed by ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — Fresh insights into infectious brain conditions help to explain why some people -- and animals -- are more at risk than ... read more

Celebrity Chefs Have Poor Food Safety Practices

Dec. 14, 2016 — Celebrity chefs are cooking up poor food safety habits, according to a new study by food safety ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — A research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded research not only demonstrates how this ... read more

Restaurants Not Good at Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customers

Dec. 1, 2016 — Front-line staff, such as servers in restaurants, are often trusted with providing customers with food safety information regarding their meals. A challenge to the food-service industry is that these ... read more

Foodborne Salmonella Infections in Denmark Reach Historic Low

Dec. 1, 2016 — A record low number of foodborne salmonella cases were registered in Denmark in 2015. While travel remains the leading cause of salmonella infections, no cases have been attributed to Danish eggs for ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — A new testing methodology based on metagenomics could accelerate the diagnosis of foodborne bacterial outbreaks, allowing public health officials to identify the microbial culprits in less than a ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — The parasite Toxoplasma gondii is a silent success. It infects up to 95% of people in many regions of the world, and most of them never know it, due to the parasite’s artful manipulation of its ... read more

Harnessing the Power of Predatory Bacteria as a 'Living Antibiotic'

Nov. 23, 2016 — A naturally occurring predatory bacterium is able to work with the immune system to clear multi-drug resistant Shigella infections in zebrafish, according to a ... read more

Five Fast Facts About Norovirus

Nov. 22, 2016 — Cruise ships, nursing homes, and daycare centers are common breeding grounds for norovirus, a contagious stomach bug that infects 685 million people around the world each year. Despite its ... read more

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