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Listeria is a bacterial genus containing seven species. Named after the English pioneer of sterile surgery, Joseph Lister, Listeria species are Gram-positive bacilli and are typified by ''L. monocytogenes'', the causative agent of listeriosis.
Listeriosis and pregnancy

Listeriosis and pregnancy

New treatment for food poisoning

New treatment for food poisoning

Novel vaccine approach to listeria - potential protection against other intracellular bacterial pathogens

Novel vaccine approach to listeria - potential protection against other intracellular bacterial pathogens

Interferon-producing killer dendritic cell speeds up immune reactions and fights cancer

Interferon-producing killer dendritic cell speeds up immune reactions and fights cancer

Cervical cancer vaccines in development

Cervical cancer vaccines in development

Copper could help prevent the spread of flu infections

Copper could help prevent the spread of flu infections

10-minute test for Escherichia coli bug

10-minute test for Escherichia coli bug

Evidence is mounting to link toxoplasmosis with schizophrenia

Evidence is mounting to link toxoplasmosis with schizophrenia

Cancer vaccine based on the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, can cure mice with breast tumors

Cancer vaccine based on the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, can cure mice with breast tumors

Finding foodborne illness outbreaks sooner, faster

Finding foodborne illness outbreaks sooner, faster

New miniature sensors for analysing DNA

New miniature sensors for analysing DNA

Scientists provide insight into the molecular mechanisms behind Listeria monocytogenes

Scientists provide insight into the molecular mechanisms behind Listeria monocytogenes

Report finds Listeria Rule sparks major industry changes

Report finds Listeria Rule sparks major industry changes

Vaccine provides new hope to the millions of people who suffer from food allergies

Vaccine provides new hope to the millions of people who suffer from food allergies

Researchers find that berries inhibit growth of harmful intestinal bacteria

Researchers find that berries inhibit growth of harmful intestinal bacteria

Tabletop DNA test laboratory cuts disease diagnosis down to 30 minutes

Tabletop DNA test laboratory cuts disease diagnosis down to 30 minutes

Cancer vaccine based on listeria bacteria shows promise

Cancer vaccine based on listeria bacteria shows promise

Brazilian Government approves DuPont system that detects salmonella

Brazilian Government approves DuPont system that detects salmonella

MRSA contamination can be reduced by using copper alloys for surfaces in healthcare facilities

MRSA contamination can be reduced by using copper alloys for surfaces in healthcare facilities

76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness

76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness