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Are Your Burgers, Steaks and Meats Cooked Safely?

By | 2018-02-25T15:39:21+00:00 February 25th, 2018|

Some people prefer their meat on the rare side. But as a registered dietitian, I want my patients to be aware that tasting or eating undercooked meat can cause food poisoning. It’s important to understand what “undercooked” really means as it applies to different meats and cuts. How long to cook meat Meat may contain poisonous [...]

Test Post With Image

By | 2018-02-06T17:36:22+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

Genetic resource will help develop new tools to support the campaign against malaria in Africa Populations of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes sampled in Africa, by country. For full-sized image, please click here. Image: Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature24995 The largest-ever genetic study of mosquitoes reveals the movement of insecticide resistance between different regions of Africa and finds several rapidly evolving insecticide resistance [...]

Test With Featured Image SF

By | 2017-12-06T21:08:44+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Lorem Ipsum: usage. Lorem ipsum is a pseudo-Latin text used in web design, typography, layout, and printing in place of English to emphasise design elements over content. ... It helps to outline the visual elements of a document or presentation, eg typography, font, or layout. Lorem Ipsum: usage. Lorem ipsum is a pseudo-Latin text used in web [...]

Post: Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix

By | 2017-12-04T20:35:35+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Keyonta Parnell has had asthma most of his young life, but it wasn’t until his family moved to the 140-year-old house here on Lemmon Street two years ago that he became one of the health-care system’s frequent customers. “I call 911 so much since I’ve been living here, they know my name,” said the 9-year-old’s [...]

Study questions effectiveness of EVS to monitor hospital room cleanliness

By | 2017-12-18T22:42:32+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Recently published findings validate the CDC’s recommendation that independent observers provide the most objective approach to monitoring the thoroughness of environmental services staff to clean and disinfect hospital rooms after they are used. The CDC recommends that hospital epidemiologists or infection preventionists who are not part of environmental services (EVS) monitor the environmental cleaning and [...]

EPA Approval Of Bacteria To Fight Mosquitoes Caps Long Quest

By | 2017-12-18T22:44:22+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Editor's note: The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria as a "biopesticide" in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The bacteria keep mosquitoes from spreading diseases like dengue and Zika. Back in 2012, NPR's Joe Palca wrote about scientist Scott O'Neill's 20 years of struggle to make [...]

A Clean Slate: Engineering the Gut Microbiome with “Good” Bacteria May Help Treat Crohn’s Disease

By | 2017-12-18T22:46:14+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Penn Medicine researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn’s disease. The new study, published online this week in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that wiping out a significant portion of the bacteria in the gut microbiome, and then re-introducing a certain type of “good” bacteria that lacks [...]

Scientists surprised to find bacteria inside fallopian tubes and around ovaries

By | 2017-12-18T22:48:27+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Scientists and doctors have always thought babies are conceived and developed in entirely sterile surroundings inside the womb, far away from bacteria that live in the vagina. But new research shows – to great surprise – that bacteria are alive and kicking in the womb and inside the fallopian tubes and around the ovaries. Click [...]

Bacteria’s secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered

By | 2017-12-18T22:51:50+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Bacteria possess even more tools to protect themselves from antibiotics than previously thought, according to our latest research. The ability of microbes to avoid death at the hands of antibiotics is a worldwide concern. Our study illustrates how bacteria directly combat the presence of antibiotics using newly identified defence systems. Click here for more.

Oral bacteria in the gut could drive immune cell induction and inflammatory bowel disease

By | 2017-12-18T22:53:38+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Investigators have investigated the relationship between salivary microbes and IBD, and they found that when the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae colonizes in an intestine out of microbial balance, immune cells called T helper 1 (TH1) become overactive in the gut, resulting in intestinal inflammation leading to the onset of IBD. Click here for more.