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NASA E.Coli Experiment In Microgravity May Offer Clues On How To Treat Infections In Space

How do E.coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections respond to antibiotic treatments in space? NASA's EcAMSat small satellite experiment may reveal how to more effectively fight bacteria in microgravity.

Space November 27, 2017

World's Smallest Tape Recorder Built From Gut Bacteria

Using CRISPR-Cas, researchers modified the gut bacteria Escherichia coli so these can record interactions within their environment. How can this impact works that seek to find treatment for conditions such as Parkinson's disease?

Biotech November 24, 2017

Shape-Shifting Bacteria: Behavior Of E.Coli Aboard ISS Could Pose Risk To Future Space Explorations

E.coli bacteria sent to the International Space Station were observed to change shape after being subjected with the antibiotic that kills them on Earth. What does this mean to future space explorations?

Space September 15, 2017

Utah Health Department Confirms That Livestock Caused The Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

The Health Department reports findings of its investigation on the deadly E. Coli outbreak that killed 2 children in Southwest Utah. Officials say that livestock is responsible.

Public Health July 30, 2017

SoyNut Butter Maker Facility Closed After E.Coli Breakdown

FDA suspended the food facility registration of Dixie Dew Products after inspections revealed sanitary oversight during the manufacturing process. The SoyNut maker would not be able to sell or distribute any products made in the facility due to the suspension.

Public Health April 3, 2017

Antibiotics Can Bolster Bacteria Growth And Resistance To Treatment: Study

A new study from the University of Exeter in England confirms that bacterial overgrowth is encouraged by antibiotics, as seen in the mutated E.coli bacteria used in the study. Antibiotic resistance continues to be a global health concern.

Public Health February 1, 2017

‘Click-Chemistry’ Produces Antibiotic Spider Silk For Drug Delivery, Wound Healing

A U.K. based team of researchers has successfully created synthetic spider silk and attached antibiotics to it. The results of this research could change the way we use bandages, as well as diminish the time necessary for the wound to cure.

Medicine January 8, 2017

Boil Order Still In Effect For Lindon City Residents After Water Sample Tests Positive For E. Coli

The water supply in Lindon City, Utah, has been hit by E. coli, prompting the city to issue a boil water advisory for drinking water on Dec. 23. The order is said to still be in place as of Dec. 25 until further notice.

Public Health December 26, 2016

CDC Wraps Up Contaminated Flour Investigation, Warns Illnesses Expected To Continue

The CDC has finished its investigation into the contaminated flour that led to a multi-state E. coli outbreak. But while its questions have been resolved, the agency warned that illnesses may continue.

Public Health September 30, 2016

Crohn's Disease: Study Shows Fungi And Bacteria Cause Gastrointestinal Condition

Crohn's disease patients tend to have higher amounts of two species of bacteria and a fungus. Other factors shared by family members may also contribute to the development of the gastrointestinal condition.

Medicine September 29, 2016

E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Recall Of Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Beef, Veal And Bison Products

An e.coli outbreak that sickened seven people is linked to meat products sold by Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, prompting the company to issue a recall. Recalled products have been shipped to several locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and eastern New York.

Public Health September 27, 2016

Foodborne Bacteria Thrive On Immune System Responses Designed To Repair Damage They Caused

According to the CDC, 48 million people get sick from foodborne diseases each year. This may be partly because of how foodborne bacteria create an ideal gut environment for their survival.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

Fourth Case Of Drug Resistant Superbug Identified In Connecticut Toddler

A 2-year-old girl who traveled to the Caribbean was found to have a drug-resistant strain of E.coli. The superbug was resistant to colistin, but the patient recovered after she was treated with the antibiotic paromomycin.

Public Health September 9, 2016

Scientists Develop New Sensor That Can Detect Bacterial Infections In 15 Minutes

Researchers in India and Canada have developed a device that can detect E. coli and other bacterial contamination in food and water sources. The new sensor can produce conclusive results in only 15 to 20 minutes.

Biotech September 7, 2016

New Hampshire E. Coli Outbreak Sickens 12, Linked To Ground Beef

E. coli outbreak in New Hampshire sickens 12 people. The recent foodborne incident has been linked to ground beef, but state and federal officials are still working together to find the exact source.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2016

Two E. Coli Deaths Connected To Mixed Salad Leaves

E. coli outbreak in the United Kingdom sickens more than 150 people and leaves two dead. The cases have been linked to contaminated pre-packed salad mixed greens, prompting top health agency to advise people to wash their salad greens thoroughly.

Public Health July 20, 2016

Even Our Pancakes And Cakes Have Been Claimed By E. Coli

As part of an outbreak stemming from tainted General Mills flour, three flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix and Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix are now being pulled from shelves.

Public Health July 12, 2016

Is Eating Raw Cookie Dough Bad For You? Why The FDA Warns Against It

The FDA wants you to stop nibbling on raw cookie dough. The rough ordeal may be linked to a recent outbreak of a sickening bacteria.

Public Health July 1, 2016

New Material Can Kill E.coli Bacteria In Just 30 Seconds

Researchers developed a new material that can kill E.coli bacteria in as fast as 30 seconds. When tested on other drug-resistant bacteria and fungi, the material can kill the disease-causing microbes in under 2 minutes.

Material Science June 7, 2016

Higher Cooking Temperatures Needed To Make Burgers Safe From E.Coli Bacteria

Researchers discovered E.coli genes that can survive the temperature recommended by federal authorities for cooking beef. This means ground meat-based food items need to be cooked at higher cooking temperatures to keep them safe from E.coli bacteria.

Public Health June 4, 2016

General Mills Voluntarily Recalls 10 Million Pounds Of Flour Over E.Coli Concerns

A General Mills flour recall is ongoing after some of its 10 million pounds of flour has been linked to a multi-state E.coli outbreak that sickened 38 people dating back to December.

Public Health June 1, 2016

Proposal Seeks To Allow Sale Of Irradiated Ground Beef In Canada

Irradiated ground beef may soon be found on grocery shelves in Canada, as Health Canada has proposed amendments that would allow the food to go through irradiation to kill E.coli bacteria and other pathogens.

Public Health May 31, 2016

Superbug Resistant To Last Resort Antibiotic Discovered In The US

For the first time, researchers found a superbug with gene resistant to antibiotic colistin in the U.S. What are the threats posed by this strain of E. coli bacteria?

Public Health May 27, 2016

Chipotle Hires Former Critic Amid Efforts To Promote Food Safety

Chipotle's food safety 'dream team' includes a former critic. In their effort to safeguard products and patrons against health scares, the fast food chain recently hired a critic who previously scrutinized the company's response to its disease outbreak in 2015.

Public Health May 11, 2016

Boil Your Water Before Using: E. Coli Present In Portion Of Wellesley College Water System

E.Coli was found in the water supply of some buildings of Wellesley College. The school advised the students and faculty to boil the water before using it.

LIFE April 10, 2016

Chipotle Woos Customers By Rewarding Free Chips And Guacamole With New Game

Chipotle's new online game called Guac Hunter will offer customers a chance to get free chips and guacamole. It appears the restaurant, racked in recent months by foodborne illness outbreaks, is out to regain its lost customers.

LIFE March 22, 2016

Pizza Ranch Restaurant Faces Lawsuit Over E. Coli Outbreak

Pizza Ranch Restaurant has more to its menu. A family of a young girl has decided to take the food chain to court after getting sick from its meal.

LIFE March 21, 2016

Chipotle Bosses See Big Pay Cuts After Norovirus, E.coli Outbreaks

Coming on the heels of countless food-borne illness incidents, Mexican grill restaurant Chipotle has cut off the executive bonuses for its big bosses. In fact, the company’s co-CEOs saw their pays drop by half.

Business March 13, 2016

Chipotle E.Coli Outbreak Over: Will Customers Come Back?

Will Chipotle's customers return to its doors or will its history of contamination outbreaks prove to be troublesome? Regardless, the Mexican Grill has big plans to get its patrons back.

LIFE February 2, 2016

CDC To Declare End Of Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak: WSJ Report

CDC may soon declare that the E.coli outbreak related to Chipotle is over. No new cases have been reported in the past two months, signalling the possible light at the end of the tunnel for the restaurant chain.

LIFE February 1, 2016

Rats Carry Antibiotic Resistant Strains Of Salmonella, E.Coli Bacteria

Rats have been known as vectors of diseases because they carry pathogens. This new study sheds light in the ability of rats to act like a sponge by absorbing pathogens in their environment.

LIFE January 18, 2016

Chipotle To Close All Stores on Feb. 8 For Meeting On Food Safety

Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will be closed on Feb. 8 for a company meeting on food safety. The action taken by the company may be linked to E.coli outbreaks last year.

LIFE January 15, 2016

New E.coli Strain With Rare DNA Fingerprint Sickens Five People

The issues surrounding Chipotle Mexican Grill are not yet over. Experts have found that the new E.coli outbreak that sickened five people from three states had similar DNA fingerprints as the Chipotle culprit.

LIFE January 2, 2016

Health Inspector Eats Lunch At Boston Chipotle Linked To Norovirus Outbreak To Prove Mexican Restaurant Is Clean

Boston health inspector William Christopher had lunch at Chipotle's Cleveland Circle restaurant after it reopened this week. The restaurant was linked to a norovirus outbreak that primarily affected Boston College students earlier this month.

LIFE December 30, 2015

Americans Who Heard Of Chipotle E. coli Outbreak Eat There Less Often

Around 23 percent of Americans who heard of Chipotle Escherichia coli outbreak are eating less often in its chains. With a new outbreak linked to the company's food safety issues, the number might soar higher.

LIFE December 23, 2015

Chipotle Closes Boston Restaurant After E.Coli Sickens Eight Basketball Players

Several Boston College students reported gastrointestinal symptoms, with all of them dining at Chipotle over the weekend. The students being investigated as potential E.coli contamination victims included eight BC basketball players.

LIFE December 9, 2015

Chipotle Vows To Become Industry Leader In Food Safety As E. Coli Outbreak Expands To Three More States, Stock Tumbles

Chipotle vowed to give better food service as the CDC probes to find out what went wrong. Meanwhile, E. coli cases continue to be discovered, the past incidents have already shaken the restaurant chain's financial and sales status.

LIFE December 8, 2015

Montana Woman Files Lawsuit Against Costco, Supplier In E. Coli Outbreak

A woman from Montana who got ill due to the E. coli infection linked to Costco's rotisserie chicken salad has filed a lawsuit against the company and its supplier. E. coli was found in the vegetables used in the salad in tests conducted by the FDA.

LIFE December 1, 2015

Firm Recalls Produce Suspected In E. Coli Infections From Costco Chicken Salad

Taylor Farms ordered the recall of vegetable mix used in the chicken salad and other products sold in Costco. The onion and celery mix from the California producer tested positive for E. coli.

LIFE November 29, 2015

Gut Bacteria Influences How Much You Eat: Here Are Mind Tricks To Help You Lose Weight

A new study conducted by Rouen University researchers in France suggests that E. coli bacteria commonly found in the stomach of humans help trigger a hunger-satiating effect in the brain. This event often occurs around 20 minutes after the start of a meal.

LIFE November 27, 2015

Chicken Salad From Costco Linked To E. Coli Outbreak In Seven States

Nineteen people have become ill from E. coli from rotisserie chicken salad purchased at Costco stores. Five have been hospitalized, with two suffering a rare type of kidney failure.

LIFE November 25, 2015

Blame Gut Bacteria If You Can't Stop Eating: New Study Suggests Microbes Influence Your Hunger Center

Microbes found in the stomach appear to control appetite and send signal to the brain when they have had enough nutrients. Gut bacteria were shown to a role in the physiology of appetite and may help people with eating disorder.

LIFE November 25, 2015

E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Reaches Six States

The Chipotle-linked E. coli outbreak that started in the Pacific Northwest has now spread, reaching six states, the CDC reported. More than 40 people were affected by the outbreak.

LIFE November 21, 2015

New Gene Found In Animals, People In China Could Make Bacteria Resistant To All Antibiotics

The mcr-1gene makes bacteria extremely resistant to last-resort antibiotic polymyxins. It has been identified by scientists in people and pigs in China, which remains the world's biggest user and producer of polymyxin colistin for agriculture.

LIFE November 19, 2015

Pet Dogs And Cats Pass Drug-Resistant Infections To Humans, Experts Warn

Cats and dogs can transmit drug-resistant infections to anyone, officials from Public Health England warned. Experts urge pet owners to be cautious in handling antibiotic doses for pets.

LIFE November 18, 2015

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