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Canadian paper innovation holds promise for improved global health safety
...life-threatening bacteria and viruses like E-coli, salmonella
and SARS, to name just a few. Researchers from 10 universities across Canada, nine industry partners, and federal and provincial government agencies have formed a research consortium named the SENTINEL Bioactive Paper Network to develop low-cost an...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...a 12-hour TaqMan PCR-based method for detection of salmonella
bacteria in meat. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73. 9: 3040-3048)....
Detection of Salmonella in 24 hours
...e negative results, i.e. indicate that there is no salmonella
when, in fact, there is, the molecule having degraded. The extraction procedure is a fundamental one: once the messenger RNA is extracted, it is transformed into DNA by means of inverse transcription; a process whereby a DNA copy is synthesised. This...
Microwave oven can sterilize sponges, scrub pads
...r kitchens have a powerful weapon against E. coli, salmonella
and other bugs at the root of increasing incidents of potentially deadly food poisoning and other illnesses. "Basically what we find is that we could knock out most bacteria in two minutes," said Gabriel Bitton, a UF professor of environmental engi...
Leading cause of US food-borne illness makes its own pathway through cells
..." said Watson. "While the public has been aware of salmonella
as a contaminant, the January 2007 issue of Consumer Reports highlights the increase in campylobacter as a problem. Their nationwide analysis of fresh, marketed chicken showed that as much as 80 percent of the meat they tested harbored campylobacter....
Purdue creates new low-cost system to detect bacteria
...m, you press enter and the computer says, 'This is salmonella
of this type and this strain, ' and it does this quickly in real time. There is absolutely no fundamental reason why we wouldn't be able to do this, and we are pretty close to having an actual prototype of a product that could be commercialized." A...
U of M researchers find immune-activating cells in intestines
...entify when T-cells are activated in response to a salmonella
infection. T-cells are one type of white blood cell involved in the body's immune system that helps fight infection. The researchers found a tiny population of cells in the intestine that signal the T- cells to fight infections. "Without these cel...
Improvement of the treatments against brucellosis and ovine salmonella
...rovement in the treatment of brucellosis and ovine salmonella
will mean an important advance in eliminating Brucella spp. and Salmonella Abortusovis, two bacteria which cause abortions in ovine livestock in Europe, as well as infertility in rams and mortality in lambs. In addition, the researcher of the Univer...
Biologists build better software, beat path to viral knowledge
...silon 15 virus, a "bacteriophage" that infects the salmonella
bacterium, and to resolve features as small as 9.5...ok at other viruses rather than, say, doctors with salmonella
patients."So why do this study in the first place, if all it's doing is helping academics increase t...
Harnessing genomic research
...hlamydia and effective vaccines to protect against salmonella
are all important applications to have benefited f...such as that caused by Chlamydia. Vaccine against salmonella
A team investigating the microbial genes important for the survival and growth of the salmonella
To stem disease, keep cats indoors, stop feeding strays, scientist urges
...f food-related deaths in the United States, behind salmonella
and listeria infections. Exposure in the womb is considered "one of the most common infectious causes of birth defects, mental retardation and visual problems worldwide, including industrialized nations," McAllister wrote. Studies in the last three y...
Research on salmonella in the poultry industry may result in safer food for consumers
...has launched a study to determine how to eliminate salmonella
bacteria from the poultry production process. "What we're trying to do is trace salmonella
through the food chain, so we can identify at what point in the poultry industry we can introduce in...
System drastically cuts down botulism detection time
...ect multiple pathogens or toxins, such as E. coli, salmonella
and ricin, simultaneously....
Bacteria recognize antimicrobials, respond with counter-defenses
...nce institutes anticipate that virulent strains of salmonella
will become more common throughout the food chain.... molecules that the body sends out to help destroy salmonella
inadvertently launch bacterial defenses. It is as if missiles armed, rather than demolished, the tar...
New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen
...hen other types of foodborne contaminants, such as salmonella
or E. coli, are present. Known as an "optical biosensor," the device uses light to detect the presence of a target organism or molecule. Bhunia and his colleagues have been developing this sensor for three years and demonstrate its function in ...