• Extreme Heat, Precipitation are Increasing Salmonella Infections, UMD Study Shows
    Extreme heat and precipitation events, which are expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, are associated with increased risk of Salmonella infections, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • Method Reveals What Bacteria Sense in Their Surroundings
    A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. Bacteria can pick up external signals, which then relay to internal signaling pathways that direct their behavior. This surveillance also can trigger survival tactics for a ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Texas Tech Researcher Discovers New Salmonella Serotype
    Marie Bugarel, a research assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has discovered a new serotype of the salmonella bacteria. The new serotype was confirmed by ...More
    January 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Chapman University Research on Farmers' Markets Shows Presence of Salmonella and E. coli
    Researchers in Chapman University’s Food Science Program and their collaborators at University of Washington have just published a study on the presence of Salmonella and E. coli on certain herbs sold at farmers’ markets. The study focused on farmers’ ...More
    December 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
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