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Molecules to Medicine

Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Food

Money dropped onto meat - Luang Prabang

Food week on SciAm blogs would not be complete without scary stories. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 hamburger outbreak that sickened 623 people and killed 4 children. There still are major outbreaks, including Listeria from cantaloupe (2011) and, most recently, the parasite Cyclospora from pre-packaged [...]

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New Salmonella strain delivers gene-based therapy to fight virus in mice

salmonella can be used to transport gene-therapy antivirals

Most people do their best to avoid contact with Salmonella. This bacteria genus, which often lives on poultry and can find its way into other food products, causes hundreds of thousands of illnesses—and hundreds of deaths—in the U.S. each year. But new research demonstrates that this common food pathogen could be disarmed and reconfigured as [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

When A Komodo Dragon Caused A Salmonella Outbreak in a Bunch of Kids

Komodo Dragon

When we get infected by salmonella, it usually comes from things like undercooked meat or contaminated eggs. Sometimes, it comes from sharing germs with Komodo dragons, as some Colorado children found out in 1996. Read about this surprising origin for a salmonella outbreak in my latest piece at Nautilus Magazine: The Near-Mythical Beast That Spread [...]

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