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Salmonella is actually a group of bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness in humans. They are microscopic living creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals to other people or other animals. There are many different kinds of Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella serotype Typhimurium and Salmonella serotype Enteritidis are the most common in the United States. Salmonella germs have been known to cause illness for over 100 years. They were discovered by an American scientist named Salmon, for whom they are named.
Molecular chameleons can help track formation of bacterial biofilms

Molecular chameleons can help track formation of bacterial biofilms

Molecules that change colour can be used to follow in real-time how bacteria form a protective biofilm around themselves. [More]
Clinically-proven pharmacy product effective against causes of Traveller's Diarrhoea

Clinically-proven pharmacy product effective against causes of Traveller's Diarrhoea

It is not only overseas holidays that can be ruined by the dreaded Traveller's Diarrhoea. [More]
Würzburg researchers develop novel technique to provide new insight into Salmonella infection process

Würzburg researchers develop novel technique to provide new insight into Salmonella infection process

Technological advances are making the analysis of single bacterial infected human cells feasible, W├╝rzburg researchers have used this technology to provide new insight into the Salmonella infection process. [More]
Genetically engineered bacteria designed with thermostat controls may help treat diseases

Genetically engineered bacteria designed with thermostat controls may help treat diseases

A new helper in the fight against cancer and other diseases of the gut may be genetically altered bacteria that release medicines to tumors or the gut. [More]
Intestinal parasite increases susceptibility to colitis, study finds

Intestinal parasite increases susceptibility to colitis, study finds

Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis. [More]
International consortium awarded $36.9 million grant to accelerate introduction of new typhoid vaccines

International consortium awarded $36.9 million grant to accelerate introduction of new typhoid vaccines

Typhoid fever, a bacterial infection that causes high fever and other disabling symptoms, remains a serious global problem in the developing world: it kills almost a quarter of a million people annually, and infects about 21 million. [More]
Researchers develop new strategy to immunize against microbes that cause foodborne illness

Researchers develop new strategy to immunize against microbes that cause foodborne illness

University of California, Irvine and MIT researchers have developed a new strategy to immunize against microbes that invade the gastrointestinal tract, including Salmonella, which causes more foodborne illness in the United States than any other bacteria. [More]
Scientists turn iron-scavenging power against common UTI-causing bacteria

Scientists turn iron-scavenging power against common UTI-causing bacteria

For most invading bacteria, the bladder is not a friendly place. But for those that have figured out how to scavenge iron from their hosts, it's a fine place to grow and reproduce. [More]
E-cigarette vapour does not induce DNA mutations linked to tobacco smoke exposures

E-cigarette vapour does not induce DNA mutations linked to tobacco smoke exposures

E-cigarette vapour does not induce DNA mutations commonly observed with tobacco smoke exposures in lab-based tests. [More]
Researchers identify drug-resistant superbug in Australian domestic animal

Researchers identify drug-resistant superbug in Australian domestic animal

The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. [More]
German scientists identify new compounds with potential to kill gram-negative bacteria strains

German scientists identify new compounds with potential to kill gram-negative bacteria strains

Many microorganisms produce secondary natural products, the potential antibiotic effects of which are extensively investigated. German scientists have now examined a class of quinone-like substances containing an additional epoxide functional group for their antibiotic activities. [More]
Non-toxic Salmonella strain could be promising new treatment option for cancer

Non-toxic Salmonella strain could be promising new treatment option for cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 48 million Americans contract foodborne diseases annually, with Salmonella being the leading cause of illness. [More]
Würzburg researchers discover long-suspected third RNA binding protein

Würzburg researchers discover long-suspected third RNA binding protein

Small regulatory RNA molecules are vital for salmonella and other bacteria potentially harmful to humans: This RNA type controls gene activity and allows bacteria to quickly adjust to changing conditions of living and stress as are typical during an infection, for example, when entering the blood stream or inside human cells. [More]
Purdue researchers engineer bacteriophage for detecting specific E. coli in food products

Purdue researchers engineer bacteriophage for detecting specific E. coli in food products

Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark. [More]
Study explores antimicrobial and antiinflammatory activities of bovine colostrum

Study explores antimicrobial and antiinflammatory activities of bovine colostrum

Colostrum is a thick, sticky, yellowish mammary secretion that all mammals provide to their newborns during the first 24-48 hours after delivery. [More]
Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Antibiotics save millions of lives. But their tendency to kill helpful and harmful bacteria alike, coupled with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, means that they are not without their downside. [More]
New research shows childhood diarrhea cases significantly higher than estimated

New research shows childhood diarrhea cases significantly higher than estimated

The number of cases of childhood diarrhoea attributable to pathogens (bacteria, parasites, viruses or other infections) have been substantially underestimated and may be nearly twice as high as previous analysis suggests, according to new research published in The Lancet. [More]
Contaminated poultry may be source of human exposure to MRSA, research shows

Contaminated poultry may be source of human exposure to MRSA, research shows

A new study offers compelling evidence that a novel form of the dangerous superbug Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread to humans through consumption or handling of contaminated poultry. [More]
Researchers develop new model to map links between salmonella and sepsis

Researchers develop new model to map links between salmonella and sepsis

Research by industrial engineering and biology researchers at Kansas State University marks a significant milestone in the battle against sepsis, the second highest cause of death in intensive care units in the U.S. [More]
Rutgers researchers disprove eating dropped food within safe five-second window

Rutgers researchers disprove eating dropped food within safe five-second window

Turns out bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up. [More]
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