E.coli

Living Logic: Biological Circuits for the Electrically Minded

Did you know you can build fundamental circuits using biological methods? These aren’t your average circuits, but they work just like common …

Biology

This Smart Label Can Detect Spoiled Food | Food & Wine

Scientists have created a paper-based sensor that can detect when your food and cosmetics have spoiled. The sensor can also detect antioxidants in …

Food

Chemicals from gut bacteria maintain vitality in aging animals

A class of chemicals made by intestinal bacteria, known as indoles, help worms, flies and mice maintain mobility and resilience for more of their …

Biology

Group testing river water quality for swimming

Edmonton residents tempted to dip their toes in the river can now get a better sense of just how clean or dirty that water is right here in the city.

Canadian News

Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution

In 1944, a Columbia University doctoral student in genetics named Evelyn Witkin made a fortuitous mistake. During her first experiment in a …

Biology

No swimming: City issues advisory for five beaches

All five of the city’s urban beaches have been placed under a no-swim advisory.<p>Mooney’s Bay, Britannia Beach, Westboro Beach, Petrie Island East Bay …

Canadian News

Heartbroken mum of tragic Scots E.coli teacher pays emotional tribute to her 'wonderful daughter'

Caroline tragically passed away in hospital on Sunday - two months after she contacted the infection abroad.<p>The heartbroken mother of a teacher who …

Scotland

Why you should never wear shoes in the house

At home, my family prefers to be barefoot. When we walk in the door, we shed the confines of our footwear because it's more comfortable, not to keep …

Lifestyle

Grain-free pet foods are no healthier, vets say. Focus on this nutrition issue instead.

Losing weight is tough. It would be easier if a benevolent someone concerned about your health controlled exactly how much you ate and how often you exercised, right? That’s the situation for most dogs and cats in the United States, and yet the majority are overweight or obese.<p>As with our own …

News (U.S.)

The Next Thing In Gut Health Is Going To Be Sugar Made From Human Breast Milk

You may not have heard of human milk sugar, but it does great things for your microbiome. Scientists have figured out how to synthesize it, and it’s coming to your grocery store soon.<p>Your mixed berry yogurt may eventually include not only probiotics but a type of sugar usually found only in human …

Microbiome

A new class of hybrid secretion system is employed in Pseudomonas amyloid biogenesis

Altmetric: 18<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Sarah L. Rouse,<br>• William J. Hawthorne,<br>• Jamie-Lee Berry,<br>• Dror S. Chorev,<br>• Sandra A. Ionescu,<br>• Sebastian Lambert,<br>• Fisentzos …

Biology

Your smartphone is even more gross than you thought — here's how and when to clean it

Think for a moment before you text your friends about this weekend.<p>When was the last time you cleaned your phone?<p>Chances are, it has more types of bacteria on it than the average toilet seat.<p>If you're like most people, you check your phone at least a few times an hour, if not far more than that. …

Medicine

These Are the 5 "Most Dangerous Foods in the World," Says a Nutritionist

While some dangerous foods are delicacies we most likely won't come into contact with in the United States, others are lurking behind our kitchen …

Nutrition

Farmer: Govt unwilling to show state of NZ water

<i>The creator of an inexpensive floating water monitor suspects the Government is unwilling to fund a device that would show how bad our water is. Lynn</i> …

Water

Your Guide To Finding 100% Grass Fed Beef—And Avoiding The Fake Stuff

Meat labels are confusing. Here's what you need to know.<p>When you buy conventional beef from the grocery store, you know what cut of meat you're …

Lifestyle

Life Evolves Adaptions to Microgravity

Life has found ways to overcome, and even thrive, in many extreme situations — from super saline pools to the high temperatures of hydrothermal …

Biology

Swimming dugout at Sherwood Forest drained due to E. coli illnesses

4 E. coli cases were confirmed in children aged 1 to 7 who used the beach<p>A busy swimming place near Regina has been drained after four children …

What to blame for your stomach bug?

NEW YORK: It happens like a bolt out of the blue. One minute you’re fine, and the next you begin to sweat as crippling cramps move wavelike through …

Health

Scotland's papers: E.coli teacher death

Neil Lennon

Weeks After E. Coli Problems, Sewage Slips Into Lake Wildwood

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — Just three weeks after a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria sickened nine children, residents and visitors to Lake Wildwood …

Greater Sacramento

High E. coli levels push Saturday’s open water swim event to Pan Am Pool

The day before the Canada Summer Games come to a close in Winnipeg, a slight change in plans for some of the athletes.

Olympics

This Genius Gadget Lets You Safely Drink From A River

For $15, you can get rid of bacteria and protozoa from any water source.<p>People have long known that their tap water was contaminated—most just didn’t …

Lifestyle

The Scary Reason You Should Stop Letting Your Dog Lick Your Face

Every dog owner and enthusiast can attest that the best part of getting back home is the overly enthusiastic (and slobbery) greeting your canine …

Pets

Kombucha Isn't Making You Any Healthier

In ancient Europe and Asia, sugar and tea were relatively scarce commodities. So kombucha—a fermented tea produced by feeding sugar to bacteria and yeast—was a high-end beverage, a sign of privilege, says Zhaoping Li, professor of medicine and chief of the division of clinical nutrition at the …

Health

Here's what you should do if your chicken lays a lash egg

What is it and what does it mean for their health?<p>Most backyard chicken keepers come across an array of egg abnormalities at some point or another. …

Medicine

14 Most Dangerous Summer Foods - Cooking Light

Don't let food poisoning ruin your summer fun. Here are the 14 foods most likely to make you sick.<p>Summer foods that can make you sick<p>1/16<p>Photo: Getty …

Public Health

How clean is the Chattahoochee River water?

Photograph by John E. McDonald<p><b>Is the Chattahoochee dirty?</b> <br>In the 1960s and 1970s dissolved oxygen levels in the Chattahoochee River threatened fish. …

Atlanta

Chipotle Just Closed a Restaurant Where Mice Fell from the Ceiling

In the same week that Chipotle shuttered a DC-area restaurant due to a high-profile food-borne illness incident last month, the company faced even …

Restaurants

Chipotle Temporarily Shuts Dallas Restaurant as Video Surfaces of Rodents

Chipotle Mexican Grille ( CMG) has temporarily closed a Dallas-area restaurant where a customer posted a video of rodents inside the location, the AP …

Investing

Dallas Chipotle Restaurant Closes After Mice Spotting

A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in downtown Dallas temporarily closed Tuesday after mice were spotted. The mice managed to crawl through a hole …

Business