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Dropped Snack? No Sweat! Study Reveals 5-Second Rule Is Real
You're sitting on the couch at home and your snack falls on the floor. Have you ever invoked the "five-second rule" to feel better about putting that cookie or nacho back into your mouth? Many of us have been there , and here's some good news for germaphobes everywhere: A study by a group of researchers at Aston University's School of Life and ... (more)
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Molecular genetic tools to infer the origin of forest plants and wood.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology , Vol. 85, No. 5. , pp. 1251-1258, doi:10.1007/s00253-009-2328-6 Most forest tree species exhibit high levels of genetic diversity that can be used to trace the origin of living plants or their products such as timber and processed wood.
Liquidia Technologies Presents New Data on Next-Generation Pneumococcal Vaccines
Liquidia Technologies today announced that it will present findings from the preclinical proof-of-concept studies conducted with its next generation, pneumococcal vaccine that is based on the PRINT technology .
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Research and Markets: Concise Analysis of the International In Vitro...
The in vitro diagnostic market studied in this report has been segmented by technology, product type, application, end user, and geography.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Application of a target enrichment-based next-generation sequencing...
The use of whole-genome sequencing in microbiology at a diagnostic level, although feasible, is still limited by the expenses associated and by the complex bioinformatics pipelines in data analyses.
Dropped your toast? Five-second food rule exists, new research suggests
Food picked up just a few seconds after being dropped is less likely to contain bacteria than if it is left for longer periods of time, according to new research.
Five-second food rule proven by research
If you drop food you should throw it away because it will be covered in bacteria! A recent study proved that anything that's touched the floor for any period of time is immediately covered in germs and bacteria and should be tossed.
University of Dundee -Grow your own at Magnificent Microbes 2014
Led by members of the on 14th and 15th March to get hands-on with microbiology-themed experiments and games, including the chance to grow common microbes in a petri dish.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Scientists find truth in timely safe food rule
SCIENTISTS say there may be something in the old wives' tale that food dropped on the floor for five seconds is still safe to eat.
Swine flu alert on Palm
SEVERAL swine flu cases have been confirmed on Palm Island but health authorities are refusing to label it an outbreak of the potentially deadly virus.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
The Quantified Computer Scientist: Larry Smarr on the Future of Medicine
The tiled display of LCDs spans the length of a room in Atkinson Hall, a modern glass-and-steel structure on the University of California, San Diego's palm-covered campus.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Food Production Daily
Cargill meat testing thinks outside the box
Cargill Meat Solutions staff responded favorably to MediaBox liquid culture media when they used it to test a large number of samples.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Salmonella on chicken: Is - zero tolerance' feasible?
At the end of 2013, Consumer Reports made national headlines by reporting that 97 percent of retail chicken breasts were contaminated with some form of gut bacteria.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Bacteriological quality of organically grown leaf lettuce in Norway
Letters in Applied Microbiology , Vol. 41, No. 2. , pp. 186-189, doi:10.1111/j.1472-765x.2005.01730.x To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.
Carbohydrate Metabolism in Archaea: Current Insights into Unusual...
Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews , Vol. 78, No. 1. , pp. 89-175, doi:10.1128/mmbr.00041-13 SUMMARY The metabolism of Archaea, the third domain of life, resembles in its complexity those of Bacteria and lower Eukarya.
The Pseudomonas aeruginosa patatin-like protein PlpD is the archetype ...
Environmental Microbiology , Vol. 12, No. 6. , pp. 1498-1512, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02174.x We discovered a novel secreted protein by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, PlpD, as a member of the bacterial lipolytic enzyme family of patatin-like proteins .
Lab tests may move away from Timaru
RAISING CONCERN: Geraldine GP Dr Diana Scott does not agree with a proposal to send microbiological samples from Timaru to Christchurch for testing.
Medical News Today
Scientists identify significant increase in new MRSA strains in non hospital environment
Microbiologists from the Dental School in Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with the National MRSA Reference Laboratory at St. James's Hospital Dublin and Alere Technologies in Germany have identified significant increases in the prevalence, genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of PVL-positive MRSA circulating in Ireland in the ten ... (more)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Venn buys human skin substitute
Clinical research group Venn Life Sciences has acquired the rights to LabSkin , a human skin substitute that behaves like the real thing, from dermatology CRO Evocutis.
New research seeks beneficial qualities of viruses
Left to right, this shows : Researchers Elizabeth Rowland, Samantha Dewerff, and Maria Bautista with Associate Professor of Microbiology Rachel Whitaker.