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Beef Risk 5/10/13
A sizzling steak on the grill looks tempting - but it may have been run through a machine like this to make it tender.
Mon May 20, 2013
4 Germs Cause Most of Infants' Severe Diarrhea
Just four germs are responsible for most of the severe and fatal diarrhea among the world's infants, according to a large new study.
High Fiber/Food Poisoning LInk
Health experts say eating a high fiber diet can reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes.
Intestinal bacteria protect against E. coli O157:H7
A cocktail of non-pathogenic bacteria naturally occurring in the digestive tract of healthy humans can protect against a potentially lethal E. coli infection in animal models according to research presented today at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
E.Coli Health Risk Rises on Chattahoochee River
The storms that rolled through Peachtree Corners and the metro area early Sunday morning brought heavy rains and the danger of flooding along the Chattachoochee River.
Sun May 19, 2013
Introduction To Escherichia Coli In A Stirred-Tank Bioreactor
E. coli is a Gram-negative, non-spore-forming facultative anaerobe that has had a long history in the world of biotechnology and laboratory work due to its ease of manipulation and well-understood genetic system.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Miami Herald
Bacteria's crawling all over; adopt a clean routine
Given how often they're on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it should come as no surprise that a third of women's purses crawl with E. coli.
Official: Cobb Swimming Pools Safe
Despite a study from the Centers for Disease Control that found fecal bacteria in more than half of the water samples taken from metro Atlanta public swimming pools , Cobb officials said the county's pools are safe.
Fri May 17, 2013
Label rules tightened on tenderized meats
Starting July 2, federally inspected meat plants in Canada will be required to label beef steaks or roasts that have been mechanically tenderized, the federal government announced Friday.
CDC: 3 Of 5 Pools Tested Positive For Fecal Contamination
According to the CDC, the figures from their tests of polls conducted during last summer's swim season showed about 58 percent of the samples tested positive for E. coli and bacteria typically found in human feces.
Ritz making food safety announcement in Saskatoon
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says new rules to improve food safety will go into effect over the next two months.
Superbugs: Those Uninvited Guests at Your Barbecue
An alarming amount of American meat harbors not just pathogens, but "superbugs" - antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Rich Products plant remains closed
The future of the Rich Products facility in Georgia appears to be in jeopardy after a widespread E. coli outbreak.
Thu May 16, 2013
PCR assay for rapid detection of pathogens directly from stools of travelers with diarrhea
The latest issue of Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology investigates a quantitative PCR assay for rapid detection of pathogens directly from stools of travelers with diarrhea.
Rethinking Industrial Agriculture
According to Michael Ableman, author of Fields of Plenty , 25% of Americans make the conscious choice to eat organic food.
Wed May 15, 2013
Machine-tenderized beef could pose risk
Before you fire up the grill for some great summer meals, Consumer Reports has a caution: The beef you buy may have been tenderized by machines, and that process can introduce potentially deadly bacteria into your food.
Synthetic spider venom makes a kinder, safer antidote
TINY but deadly. Of the 7000 people bitten every year in Brazil by brown recluse spiders , also known as reapers, 1.5 per cent die.
Science Fiction in the News
Bacteria Now Make Biofuel Like Oil
A UK researcher has altered E. coli bacteria, forcing them to produce hydrocarbons that are chemically the same as commercial grade fuel.
Nashoba Publishing Online
Ayer duo took plunge into water-testing business
The last thing Dave Knowlton expected to become was an entrepreneur. Founder and co-owner of Nashoba Analytical LLC, Knowlton is a scientist with an extensive background in microbiology and chemistry.