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Reducing E. coli in cows is key to food safety

Miami - A new treatment, using microparticles made from chitosan, may help dairy cattle resist uterine diseases and could help improve food safety for people. New research suggests chitosan microparticles kill bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

One strain of E.coli causes majority of bacterial infections

A single strain of Escherichia coli has become the main cause of bacterial infections in women and the elderly by invading the bladder and kidneys worldwide, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Microfluidic chip sorts 'good' bacteria from 'bad' bacteria

Phoenix - Sometimes the difference between harmless and harmful bacteria is miniscule. A new device aims to make this detection easier.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Recall of 90 tons of chicken salad for E. coli contamination

The "Grab-and-Go" option of getting a quick meal to eat on-the-go has become a way of life in our hectic world. With the option of picking up just about anything that catches the eye, it's a good way to pick up something you may not want to bring home.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Canadian science and hamburger disease

A special edition of the Canadian Journal of Microbiology celebrates the contribution of Canadian scientists to research into major food-borne illnesses like E. coli.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Study to assess impact of new bacterial treat: ESBL E. coli

London - The U.K. government is launching a new study into the impact of a microorganism called Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase Escherichia coli (ESBL-positive E. coli) in order to help combat the spread of this antibiotic-resistant bacterial strain.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dangerous strains of E. coli seem to live longer

According to a new study, pathogenic strains of E. coli that produce a toxin harmful to people appear to survive longer in lake water than benign counterparts.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Farm Rich frozen foods recall expanded due to E. coli risk

Rich Products Corporation is expanding on an earlier recall of some of its products due to risk of E. coli. It is an extensive expansion and includes products produced at a Georgia-based facility.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Farm Rich frozen food products recalled for risk of E. coli

Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of several of its cheese-based products. The reason for the food recall is listed as a potential E. coli contamination.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Inflammatory Bowel Disease linked to 'bad' bacteria

Researchers have discovered a biological mechanism by which harmful bacteria grow and edge out beneficial bacteria, thereby damaging the gut in inflammatory bowel disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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Hospitals & E. coli research

A research team based at the University of Nottingham, UK, are researching Escherichia coli, which is one of the most...
Jun 26, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle

Electricity, food safety and E. coli

A short burst of low voltage alternating current can effectively eradicate E. coli bacteria growing on the surface of...
Apr 1, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle

Looking back at 2011 - E. coli: what is it and what was the German outbreak about?

Within the human gut (or gastrointestinal tract) reside billions of different bacteria. It has been estimated that...
Dec 30, 2011 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 3 comments


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