• FDA Food Safety Challenge to Spur New Technologies for Fighting Foodborne Illness
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce. The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge was developed under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act ...More
    September 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens is an Ongoing Threat
    Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012. Each year, antibiotic-resistant infections from foodborne ...More
    July 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • Salmonella Relies on Single Food Source to Stay Potent
    Scientists have identified a potential Achilles’ heel for Salmonella – the bacteria’s reliance on a single food source to remain fit in the inflamed intestine. When these wily bugs can’t access this nutrient, they become 1,000 times less effective at ...More
    June 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Investigates Ongoing Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Chia Products
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning the public about an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to products containing chia powder. Chia powder is made from small chia seeds that are sprouted and ground into powder. It is often added to ...More
    June 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    April 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
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