• CDC Data Show Limited Progress in Reducing Foodborne Infections in 2013
    The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate of ...More
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  • Salmonella Infection Mitigates Asthma
    Researchers from Germany have identified the mechanism by which Salmonella infections can reduce the incidence of asthma in mice. The research, which appears ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity, opens up new avenues of research that could lead to ...More
    January 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Salmonella Biofilms Incredibly Resistant to Powerful Disinfectants
    Once Salmonella bacteria get into a food processing facility and have an opportunity to form a biofilm on surfaces, it is likely to be extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, to kill it, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and ...More
    January 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How Typhoid Pathogen Repeatedly Evades the Host's Immune System
    The life-threatening disease typhoid fever results from the ongoing battle between the bacterial pathogen Salmonella and the immune cells of the body. Professor Dirk Bumann’s research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has now uncovered how the typhoid ...More
    January 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Salmonella Jams Signals From Bacteria-Fighting Mast Cells
    A protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells -- critical players in the body’s fight against bacteria and other pathogens -- rendering them unable to protect against bacterial spread in the body, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-National University of ...More
    December 12, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Design Salmonella Sensing System
    Recognizing the need for a real-time biosensing system to detect pathogenic bacteria, such as Salmonella, a team of Auburn University researchers came up with a novel design, which they describe in the American Institute of Physics' Journal of Applied Physics. What sets ...More
    October 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • Stanford Scientists Shed New Light on Typhoid Mary's Infectious Microbes
    Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have shown how salmonella — a bacterial menace responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year from typhoid fever and food poisoning — manages to hide out in immune cells, altering their metabolism to its own ...More
    August 30, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Track Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Strains From Farm to Fork
    Continuing research on Salmonella may enable researchers to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria as they evolve and spread, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Tracing the transmission of individual strains from ...More
    August 29, 2013 Posted in News
  • Probiotic Bacterium Lessens Severity of Salmonella Infections by Hoarding Iron
    UC Irvine microbiologists have learned how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by salmonella, paving the way for potential relief from foodborne illnesses that affect millions of people annually. Manuela ...More
    July 17, 2013 Posted in News
  • FDA's 'Team Tomato' Fights Salmonella Contamination
    A fresh tomato is more than just a tasty addition to a sandwich or salad. To scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the tomato is an enigma and the focus of a group of researchers nicknamed "Team Tomato." The mystery of the tomato has to do with its ...More
    July 10, 2013 Posted in News
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