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RX Monza starter package for wine, beverage and fermentation industries

Randox Food Diagnostics are now offering the RX Monza starter package for wine, beverage and fermentation industries. The RX Monza is a compact semi-automated analyser for use in testing wine. It is ideally suited as a point of call for...

Introducing the new RX monaco wine testing analyser

Randox Food Diagnostics are pleased to release the RX monaco analyser - a fully automated solution for high quality wine testing. The RX monaco is a cost effective solution for medium to large sized wineries offering the ultimate in...

Antibiotic residues in sausage meat target beneficial bacteria

Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the...

Understanding the human body’s relationship with bacteria

Having healthy gut bacteria could have as much to do with a strategy that insurance companies use to uncover risk as with eating the right foods - according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Making meat healthier

Meat is an important source of proteins, fatty acids and other nutrients in a human diet. However there is evidence to suggest that the global increase in meat consumption is linked to an increase in major diseases such as cancer.

Flexibility and speedy data analysis key for omics technologies

Large scale proteomics and metabolomics projects rely on high-speed data analysis software, together with fast throughput analysis systems....

New DNA sequencers offer biology in real-time

The market for DNA sequencers is growing, both in the face of demand and in line with the emergence of new, faster technologies. Here Sean...

Simple device ensures safe food

A researcher has found a way to eliminate bacteria in packaged foods such as spinach and tomatoes, a process that could eliminate worries concerning some food-borne illnesses.

Flies may spread drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers found evidence that houseflies collected near broiler poultry operations may contribute to the dispersion of drug-resistant bacteria.

Biofilms stickier than expected

Biofilms are everywhere - in dental plaque and ear canals, on contact lenses and in water pipelines - and the bacteria that make them get more resilient with age.

Secret code behind photosynthesis

Scientists have discovered that an ancient system of communication found in primitive bacteria, may also explain how plants and algae control the process of photosynthesis.

Free-range chickens prone to disease

Recent research has found that chickens kept in litter-based housing systems are more prone to disease than chickens kept in cages....

Evidence that probiotics are effective

Up to one in five people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic therapy due to diarrhoea. Physicians could help patients avoid this problem by prescribing probiotics.

New bacteria discovered in raw milk

scientists have discovered new species of bacteria that can grow at low temperatures, spoiling raw milk even when it is refrigerated.

Farming and chemical warfare

Leaf-cutter ants have developed a system to try and keep their gardens pest-free; an impressive feat which has evaded even human agriculturalists.

Biological alternatives to chemical pesticides

Biological products, known as biopesticides, can play a significant role in a more sustainable food chain as chemical pesticides are...

New FDA produce irradiation rule

The Food and Drug Administration's new regulation will allow irradiation pasteurisation to be used on fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce to kill illness-causing bacteria.

Optical sensor can make food safer

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to design "living" optical elements that could enable an entirely new class of sensors capable of watching food.

Fungal foot bath protects honey bees

Researchers are exploring a novel means of killing the varroa mite, a threat to honey bees, including a naturally occurring fungus that can be delivered by foot bath or spray.

Pathogen common to humans and cows

People with Crohn's disease are seven-fold more likely to have in their gut tissues the bacterium that causes a digestive-tract disease in cattle called Johne's disease.

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