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E. coli outbreak leads to massive flour recall

Yesterday, General Mills expanded its flour recall due to four more reported illnesses from eating raw dough or batter produced from flour produced last fall. The company announced a flour recall in May 31, 2016 after multiple E. coli outbreaks that are potentially linked to their flour products (Gold Medal, Wondra, and Signature Kitchens). Federal and […]

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Londoners lead in cell phone crap stakes




British poo boffins say that one-in-six of the cell phones they analyzed was contaminated with fecal matter and E. coli bacteria. The findings, say the researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London, indicate that many people are failing to wash their hands properly with soap after […]




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Vaccine developed for E. coli diarrheal diseases




A researcher from Michigan State University (MSU) has developed a working vaccine for enterotoxigenic E. Coli, which is responsible for the deaths of 2 to 3 million children each year in the developing world. It also causes health problems for U.S. troops serving overseas and is responsible for what is commonly called traveler’s diarrhea. “This […]




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Pimped Bacterium Churns Out Hydrogen




Thomas Wood, a professor in Texas A&M University’s chemical engineering department, has “tweaked” a strain of E. coli so that it produces 140 times more hydrogen than is created in a naturally occurring process. Wood, writing about his work in Microbial Biotechnology, envisions his success as a significant stepping stone on the path to the […]




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