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Microbes & Hosts Fight to Acquire Essential Metals: This Battle May Open the Door for New Treatments
Elizabeth Nolan, PhD, and her team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recently explored the fight between microbes and hosts over essential metals and how understanding this battle may open the door for alternate treatments for bacterial infections.
Gut M Cells: The Gatekeepers of Oral Prion Infection
A new study explores why some animals and humans might be more susceptible than others to develop prion diseases.
On Heels of Outbreaks, Hawaii DOH Puts Efforts into Revising Food Safety Regulations
As Hawaii struggles to recover from two food-borne outbreaks, DOH officials seek to make revisions to their food safety regulations to enhance food-borne illness prevention.
UNH Researchers Developing Algorithm to Predict Seafood Contamination in NH's Great Bay Estuary
University of New Hampshire (UNH) scientists are developing an algorithm to predict when NH’s Great Bay Estuary’s oysters may be at risk of contamination.
Australian Students Synthesize Daraprim for Just $2
Australian students manufactured the $750 pill in their school lab.
Is Pre-Cut Salad More Prone to <i>Salmonella</i> Contamination?
Researchers have found evidence that pre-cut bagged salads may encourage Salmonella colonization.
Drug-resistant <i>E. coli</i> Found in Nearly Two-thirds of UK Chicken Samples
Public Health England and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs researchers in the United Kingdom found drug-resistant E. coli in a large number of chicken samples, while much lower rates of contamination were observed in beef and pork samples.
Are Sprouts Making Us Sick?
A recent presentation by US Food and Drug Administration representatives explained why contaminated sprouts continue to be the cause of many food-borne illnesses.
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