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Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains | Penn State University

Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains | Penn State University | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A method that may reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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CALS Food scientist, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, helped develop method to speed response to foodborne illnesses \ Read more | http://tinyurl.com/kapf3e9

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Dirty dogs: Homes with pooches loaded with bacteria

Dirty dogs: Homes with pooches loaded with bacteria | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A dog may not only fill a home with joy, it fills a home with a whole lot of bacteria, new research suggests.  But that doesn't mean you have to kick your pooch out of the bed.
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Dirty dogs: Home with pooches loaded with bacteria: Dr. Holly Menninger & researchers of CALS' Your Wild Life Team at NC State University find that dog owners and their homes carry bacteria from their pets. But that may not be a bad thing for human health. Read more | http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/22/18427037-dirty-dogs-homes-with-pooches-loaded-with-bacteria

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Find biodiversity in your backyard

Find biodiversity in your backyard | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Holly Menninger is director of public science for Your Wild Life, based at N.C. State University.
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She blogs at http://www.YourWildLife.org on the biodiversity inside people, on people, and wherever they live. Your Wild Life comes from the team of biologist & blogger, Dr. Rob Dunn.

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Getting to Know Our Microbial Roommates

Getting to Know Our Microbial Roommates | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Ecologists are increasingly interested in the great wildlife diversity indoors, where they’ve found that buildings contain identifiable microbial signatures of their human inhabitants.
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Mapping the great indoors: Dr. Rob Dunn's Your Wild Life Project is among research efforts to catalog, understand the microbiology of the human built environment discussed in this New York Times article. Dr. Dunn is a faculty member in the Collete of Agriculture & Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. | Read more | http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/science/getting-to-know-our-microbial-roommates.html? | Visit the web site for the Your Wild Life Project | http://www.yourwildlife.org/


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Rubredoxin the Indestructible | Biochem Blogs

Rubredoxin the Indestructible | Biochem Blogs | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Rubredoxin protein from thermophilic and mesophilic bacteria are compared to examine features that result in thermostability
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Going Deep: Soliciting Explanations for the Mysteries of the Wild Life of Your Belly Button | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Going Deep: Soliciting Explanations for the Mysteries of the Wild Life of Your Belly Button | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Scientists give you all their data in the hopes that you will outsmart them  ...So you want to be a scientist? Here is your chance...."

 

Dr. Rob Dunn blogs in Scientific American on the first release of data from the Belly Button Project, his team's Citizen Science project, charting new territory in the study of the microbiology and ecology of the human navel ...

 

Belly Button Diversity 2.0

http://bbdata.yourwildlife.org/

 

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