Thursday, October 08, 2015
Salmonella species are a major cause of foodborne infection. Food producers have therefore developed stringent control measures to prevent Salmonella contamination by monitoring for this pathogen wherever food is handled during processing, including on the production line. In order to improve food safety, producers monitor for compliance with hygiene standards, but for this control to Read the rest of this article
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Friday, October 02, 2015
Clinton et al. (2014) recently published a paper outlining the use of mimics as an elegant solution to researcher safety while working with a deadly pathogen.1 Ebola virus (EBOV) infection causes a devastating hemorrhagic disease in humans, with almost 60% fatality in most outbreaks where medical care is limited. In order to research novel therapeutics and investigate Read the rest of this article
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Thursday, October 01, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
As mass spectrometry–based proteomics advances, so does the availability of data on post-translational modifications (PTMs). Edwards et al. (2014) recently modified the existing ReportSites analysis tool1 to expand the range of interpretations, allowing researchers to interrogate data for structural relationships between PTMs in both 2-D and 3-D.2 Within the cell, protein synthesis and activity are controlled Read the rest of this article
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
For consumers and food safety professionals alike, noroviruses (family: Caliciviridae) are a serious issue. Although there are multiple routes for infection, foodborne disease is a major cause of outbreaks worldwide. According to a recent paper from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) authored by Verhoef et al. (2015), almost 1 in 7 cases of norovirus disease Read the rest of this article
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