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Chemical wash targets Salmonella

Reducing bacterial contamination in food products poses many problems for the food industry. Scientist Live spoke with with scientist...

Stopping flagella movement

A new paper describes, for the first time, how the flagellum's rotations are stopped so that bacteria stop moving.

Killing food-borne pathogens

A new antimicrobial wash rapidly kills Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 on foods ranging from fragile lettuce to tomatoes, fruits, poultry...

Killing bacteria in vegetable washwater

Research indicates that a commercially available fruit and vegetable wash, when used in a food-manufacturing setting, decreases disease-causing organisms in produce-processing washwater.

Prebiotic potential of almonds

Recent studies suggest that everyday almonds may possess prebiotic properties that can increase levels of beneficial gut bacteria and improve digestion.

Pasteurized under vacuum

The newest development from Bühler Barth AG is its CCP nut and almond sterilization system.

Antibiotics paradox

While consumers are increasing demand for pork produced without antibiotics, more of the pigs raised in such conditions carry bacteria and...

Washing produce

Washing fresh fruits and vegetables before eating may reduce the risk of food poisoning and those awful episodes of vomiting and diarrhoea. But it may not be enough.

Defending corn kernels

Discovery that a specific gene is integral to both fungal invasion of corn and development of a potentially deadly toxin in the kernels may lead to ways to control the pathogen and the poison.

Total sulphite in wine

During wine making sulphur is used as an essential additive as it plays two important roles as an anti-oxidant and anti-microbial...

New study shows how Salmonella colonises the gut

Researchers plan to use data collected to develop vaccines to control Salmonella in animals and humans

New research looks at novel ways to combat drug resistance

University of Southampton biological scientists are leading a major research project aimed at making drugs more effective.

Practical guide to clinical anaerobic microbiology now available

Anaerobic microbiology specialist, Don Whitley Scientific (DWS) has launched a new publication ‘An Introduction to Clinical Anaerobic...

Nerve cells grow on nanocellulose

Researchers from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg have shown that nanocellulose stimulates the formation of neural networks. This...

$2 million for research into oral disease

A collaborative research project that could significantly improve our understanding of the role of Candida albicans in gum and jaw disease has been awarded $2 million by the US National Institutes for Health (NIH).

High productivity protocol for coating of tissue culture plates & flasks

INTEGRA has released an application note that describes a new protocol using its DOSE IT peristaltic pump that significantly improves the...

Frutarom boosts production of natural cosmetic

Frutarom, Israel, expanded its new, environment-friendly algae plant in the Negev desert to answer increasing demands for Alguard, the company’s natural and sustainable “skin-active shield” ingredient derived from red microalgae...

Rainforest plant combats multi-resistant bacterial strains

Aggressive infections in hospitals are an increasing health problem worldwide. The development of bacterial resistance is alarming. Now a young Danish scientist has found a natural substance in a Chilean rainforest plant that effectively...

Multi-analyte Beta Lactam and Cephalosporin milk testing

Beta-lactams are one of the most frequently used families of antibiotics in food producing animals. For consumer protection, maximum residue limits (MRLs) have been set to control the amount of beta-lactams (both penicillin’s and...

Vela and Anagnostics enter strategic partnership

Viennese Vela Laboratories are among the leading companies offering efficacy and release testing for biopharmaceuticals under GMP...

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