Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news
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Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news
A collection of material relating to microbiology and food safety generated to support my microbiology and food safety modules at Bath Spa University.
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Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics

Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
The 70-year-old woman had broken her leg while traveling in India. The bacteria in her system was resistant to 26 different antibiotics.
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Break in the Search for the Origin of Complex Life

Break in the Search for the Origin of Complex Life | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
A group of newly discovered microbes, named after Norse gods, may belong to the lineage from which we evolved.
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Megan Lee dies after allergic reaction to takeaway - BBC News

Megan Lee dies after allergic reaction to takeaway - BBC News | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
A 15-year-old girl dies after suffering a severe allergic reaction to takeaway food, prompting a police investigation.
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How to be a successful foodborne pathogen: step 1, grow on food

How to be a successful foodborne pathogen: step 1, grow on food | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Food microbiology is an important issue we cover on this blog, because food safety is vital to prevent foodborne illness. The use of technologie
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Tweet when you vomit: It's your duty - BBC News

Tweet when you vomit: It's your duty - BBC News | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
British researchers are using social media to track the spread of norovirus.
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‘Let Them Eat Dirt- Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World’

‘Let Them Eat Dirt- Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World’ | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
‘Let Them Eat Dirt- Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World’ by B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Attieta is a brilliant introduction to the world of microbes, especially if your understanding of their existence is thin on the ground. The style is accessible, entertaining, gently educational and friendly. It’s a cheery manifesto urging parents to…
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Bagged salads 'pose salmonella risk,' say researchers - Health News - NHS Choices

Bagged salads 'pose salmonella risk,' say researchers - Health News - NHS Choices | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
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University researchers show juices from damaged salad leaves massively stimulate Salmonella growth and salad leaf colonisation — University of Leicester

University researchers show juices from damaged salad leaves massively stimulate Salmonella growth and salad leaf colonisation — University of Leicester | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Research investigates how leached juices from leafy vegetables can enhance growth and virulence of food poisoning bug
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The secret of how life on Earth began

The secret of how life on Earth began | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Today life has conquered every square inch of Earth, but when the planet formed it was a dead rock. How did life get started?
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Bacteria Are Smartphones and Genes Are Apps | American Council on Science and Health

Bacteria Are Smartphones and Genes Are Apps | American Council on Science and Health | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
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How do we avoid the antibiotics apocalypse? - BBC News

How do we avoid the antibiotics apocalypse? - BBC News | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Given the complexity of antibiotics resistance, what should we do to tackle the problem?
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Food safety policy to be restructured post-Brexit

Food safety policy to be restructured post-Brexit | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
The UK needs a more joined up food policy after Brexit, to overcome sustainability, obesity and food safety issues, according to Which? chief policy adviser Sue Davies.
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Cells fight back against virus factories

Cells fight back against virus factories | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
This week I've been talking to first year students about cell biology, discussing how much the environment of the cell varies from one site to another within the cell. Viruses "know" this and much virus replication is localized at particular sites within the cell, not just occurring haphazardly. The first example of this is to…
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Bacteria Send Electrical Pulses as Recruitment Ads

Bacteria Send Electrical Pulses as Recruitment Ads | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
To coordinate their behavior, the microorganisms can transmit signals much like neurons.
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Food hygiene inspection charges move closer

Food hygiene inspection charges move closer | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Food manufacturers will be expected to meet the costs of food safety inspections, enforcement input and a registration scheme, under new plans from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
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More than 50 Campylobacter cases linked to raw milk

More than 50 Campylobacter cases linked to raw milk | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
More than 50 cases of Campylobacter have been linked to unpasteurised (raw) milk from a farm in Kendal, UK.
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A Gut Makeover for the New Year

A Gut Makeover for the New Year | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
What you eat can affect the microbes in your gut — and your long-term health.
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New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome

New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
A research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded research not only demonstrates how this food-borne bacterium, known as Campylobacter jejuni, triggers GBS, but offers new information for a cure.
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Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study - BBC News

Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study - BBC News | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Bacteria which eat others of their kind could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.
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High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon's lining, protects against infection, animal study shows

High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon's lining, protects against infection, animal study shows | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
When microbes inside the digestive system don't get the natural fiber that they rely on for food, they begin to munch on the natural layer of mucus that lines the gut, eroding it to the point where dangerous invading bacteria can infect the colon wall, new research in mice shows.
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Globalisation of antibiotic resistance

Globalisation of antibiotic resistance | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it

Travel always spreads disease. Bubonic plague reached Turkey in 1347 via the Silk Road, following an outbreak in 1330s China. By 1348, it raged in Italy, shadowing the gaiety of Boccaccio’s Decameron. By 1351, half of Europe lay in plague pits.

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A microbe no one has even seen could explain our origins

A microbe no one has even seen could explain our origins | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
The cells of animals and plants are far more complex than those of bacteria. One weird microorganism could help explain how they evolved
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Scientists seek a way to predict antibiotic resistance

Scientists seek a way to predict antibiotic resistance | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Scientists are hunting for the path from bacteria to superbug, in hopes of creating a surveillance system for bugs on their way to antibiotic resistance.
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‘Living buildings’ could use bacteria for heat, electricity and repairs | Horizon Magazine - European Commission

They will help reduce the environmental footprint of construction.
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How hospital sinks became a health problem

How hospital sinks became a health problem | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Sinks have been linked to a number of outbreaks of dangerous infections in hospitals from Baltimore to Shanghai and many places in between.
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