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New strain of killer E. coli decoded


July 27th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany, which killed 54 people and sickened more than 3,800, tracing it to a particularly virulent ... Read more...

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Endangered Himachal pheasant species breeds again


July 4th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh are euphoric over the resumed breeding of a highly endangered pheasant species.They say all the nine pairs of the western tragopan ... Read more...

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Gut bugs help battle invading E. coli


May 11th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) From tiny villages in the developing world to suburban US kitchens, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year and kill untold ... Read more...

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Seed extract proves boon for water purification


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A compound extracted from the seeds of a 'miracle tree' could purify water cheaply in the developing world and act as a boon for a billion ... Read more...

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Endangered pheasant species recouping (With Image)


August 30th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) A highly-endangered pheasant species that was hit by a bacterial infection in a Himachal Pradesh pheasantry has been recovering and may start breeding next year, say ... Read more...

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EU allocates $17 million to fight E. coli and epidemics


August 9th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced that its Commission has decided to allocate an additional €12 million ($17 million) to fight pathogens such as Escherichia coli (E.coli) ... Read more...

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Russia ready to lift EU vegetable import ban


July 25th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to completely lift a ban on import of vegetables from Europe if there are no further cases of E.coli infections, a top ... Read more...

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Russia resumes vegetable import from Poland


July 20th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 20 (IANS) Russia has decided to lift its ban on the import of vegetables from Poland, a Polish minister has said.Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki confirmed that the ban ... Read more...

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UAE teaches farmers about E.coli


June 28th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 27 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi administration held a workshop Monday to educate farmers about the dangers of E.coli bacteria and ways to prevent contamination of fresh vegetables.At ... Read more...

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Russia may ban German meat imports


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Russia may ban meat import from Germany due to the spread of a deadly E.coli bacteria in Europe, Russia's veterinary chief has said."Everything will depend on ... Read more...

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Russia to maintain EU vegetables ban until E. coli source is identified


June 7th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Tuesday announced that it will maintain the ban on vegetable imports from the European Union until the origin source of the E. coli outbreak is identified, ... Read more...

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Romania says its vegetables safe for consumption


June 7th, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Bucharest, June 7 (IANS) Romania has said vegetables grown in the country were not infected with the E. coli bacteria and were safe for consumption, Xinhua reported."There is no danger ... Read more...

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Qatar bans vegetable imports fearing E. coli infection


June 5th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Doha, June 5 (IANS) Qatar has banned the import of all vegetables from Germany and Spain due to an outbreak of a highly virulent strain of E. coli bacteria that ... Read more...

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New E. Coli bacteria resistant to eight classes of antibiotics


June 4th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) Chinese scientists, who have fully sequenced the genome of the new E. Coli spreading through Europe, said Saturday they have found genes in the bacteria that ... Read more...

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One E.coli case identified in Finland


June 4th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 4 (IANS) The E.coli bacterial infection is fast spreading across Europe, with one case diagnosed in Finland, Xinhua reported.The E.coli infection was detected in the capital city of ... Read more...

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UAE imports cucumber mostly from outside EU


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates government has clarified that the country imports most of the cucumber it consumes from outside the European Union (EU).Of the total ... Read more...

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EU protests Russian ban on vegetable imports


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 2 (IANS) The European Commission lodged a protest to Russia Thursday while urging lifting of a ban on all vegetable imports from the European Union (EU), ... Read more...

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Russia to monitor vegetable prices after EU imports ban


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will monitor vegetable prices to prevent them from skyrocketing after the country banned vegetable imports from the European Union, an official said Thursday."We ... Read more...

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UAE bans cucumber imports from European countries


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 1 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on import of cucumbers from a number of European countries including Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.A resolution ... Read more...

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At least 2 deaths and over 200 cases of E. coli in German outbreak


May 27th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by BNO News
BERLIN, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- With over 200 cases in Germany due to an E. coli outbreak, the European Commission's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed identified organic cucumbers from two ... Read more...

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Just a spoonful of sugar makes infections go down


May 12th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Just a spoonful of sugar can impart that killing edge to antibiotics against infections.Researchers found that glucose and fructose -- types of sugar found in plants ... Read more...

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Probiotic bacteria ‘could help in Crohn’s disease therapy’


April 1st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that infection with a probiotic strain of E. coli bacteria could help treat and reduce the negative effects of another E. coli infection that may ... Read more...

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Supermarket carts ‘more toxic than public bathrooms’


March 9th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that supermarket carts are often more toxic than public bathrooms.Researchers from the University of Arizona stated that supermarket carts are more like ... Read more...

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Pump that bacteria use to resist drugs described


February 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified and described two parts of the three-part system that pumps toxins from bacteria and allows them to resist antibiotics.The paper, led by Edward Yu of ... Read more...

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Genetically modified pig ‘Frankenswine’ cheaper, greener


January 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have genetically modified a Yorkshire pig, which will be the first of a new generation of 'Frankenswine' hogs that are designed to be cheaper and greener.It tastes ... Read more...

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How CO2 can be used to impregnate plastics


January 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Despite being the main contributor to global warming, carbon dioxide really does have some beneficial features.Scientists are impregnating plastics with compressed CO2 in a process that may lead ... Read more...

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Sally Jackson Recalls Cheese Products Due To Potential E.Coli Contamination


December 20th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sally Jackson Cheese is taking away all the varieties of cheese from the market that it had produced. This is because of potential contamination with E. ... Read more...

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Glowing trees could double up as streetlights


November 28th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Scientists are developing ways of making trees glow so they can double up as streetlights. A team of researchers is experimenting with genes to allow bioluminescence, which causes ... Read more...

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Scientists move one step closer to vaccine for urinary tract infections


November 13th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections caused by E. coli may one day become a reality, thanks to a new research.Using a genetic technique rarely used to ... Read more...

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Faster-growing E. coli strain may benefit human health


November 12th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A University of Illinois researcher has improved a strain of E. coli, making it grow faster."The average person hears E. coli and thinks of E. coli 0157:H7, a ... Read more...

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Scientists solve 40-yr-old puzzle related liver enzyme function


November 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Penn State University researchers have finally found the answer to a 40-year-long puzzle about a mysterious process by which a critical enzyme metabolizes drugs and chemicals in food. ... Read more...

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Scientists discover pumps that allow bacteria to resist drugs


September 24th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory researchers have discovered the crystal structures of pumps that remove heavy metal toxins from bacteria, making them resistant to antibiotics.It ... Read more...

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Cockroaches could help combat E.coli


September 5th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Powerful antibiotic molecules, present in cockroach and locust tissues, could counter MRSA and E.coli bugs. MRSA isa bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. Scientists at the Nottingham ... Read more...

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Cockroaches could help fight MRSA, E.coli


September 5th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Cockroaches and locusts, which are widely reviled for their dirty image, could actually be more of a health benefit than a health risk, say scientists.Scientists at Nottingham University ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight Crohn’s disease


August 27th, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Eating broccoli and plantain can help fight Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. A research ... Read more...

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