Is deadly bacteria lurking in your dishwasher?

Researchers from the University of Ljubljana, in Slovenia, found the kitchen staple can contain E.coli, which causes life-threatening food poisoning, and pathogens linked to urinary tract infections.
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Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Kevin Wu, Fin O'SullivanAbstractPoisoning with chemical agents was once thought to be confined to the battlefield. However, over the past decade there has been an increase in the use of chemical weapon agents and toxic industrial chemicals as weapons of terror. As well as use during conflict, these poisons have been used in other attacks with deadly effects. These agents require particular treatments that fall out with standard medical practice to reduce harm and prevent contamination of medical treatment facilities...
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of Materials Research and TechnologyAuthor(s): Peng Lv, Zhichen LiuAbstractIn order to improve the anti-poisoning ability of air-exposed TiFe alloy, the TiFe + x wt.% Zr (x = 8, 12 and 16) alloys were synthesized by arc melting and subsequently exposed in air for different time. The results show that all samples handled in air can absorb the hydrogen directly without any incubation time. In addition, their first hydrogenation kinetics increases with the proportion of zirconium. And for the samples exposed in air for 35 h, all samples...
Source: Journal of Materials Research and Technology - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle diarrhea grain-free microbiota re-exposure Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Journal of Microbiological MethodsAuthor(s): Laleh R. Kalankesh, Susana Rodríguez-Couto, Mohammad Ali Zazouli, Yousef Dadban Shahamat, Ramazan Ali Dianati, Mahdieh ArghianiAbstractIn the present study, SiO2-TiO2 hybrid nanomaterial and zeolite-TiO2 (Z-TiO2) composites were synthesized by the sol-gel method. Then, the antibacterial activity of the above-mentioned synthesized materials, SiO2 and zeolite (Z) was investigated by the disk diffusion method using Echerichia coli and Enterobacter aerogenes as test microorganisms. All the materials showed antibacteria...
Source: Journal of Microbiological Methods - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
This article centers on two families of sequence-specific transcription factors: bZIP (basic leucine-zipper) proteins, exemplified by the AP-1 and CEBPβ recognition of 5mC; and bHLH (basic helix-loop-helix) proteins, exemplified by MAX and TCF4 recognition of 5caC. We discuss the impact of template strand DNA modification on the activities of DNA and RNA polymerases, and the varied tendencies of modifications to alter base pairing and their interactions with DNA repair enzymes.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Protein Expression and PurificationAuthor(s): Jorge Duarte-Gutiérrez, Lilia Leyva-Carrillo, Miguel A. Martínez-Téllez, Rosa O. Méndez-Estrada, Monserrath Felix-Portillo, Gloria Yepiz-PlascenciaAbstractMetallothioneins (MT) are cysteine rich proteins with antioxidant capacity that participate in the homeostasis and detoxification of metals and other cellular processes, and help to counteract the oxidative stress produced by Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). The production of ROS increases during several stress conditions, including metal into...
Source: Protein Expression and Purification - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
In this study, we characterized a K+-channel toxin gene, ImKTx96, from the venom gland cDNA library of the scorpion Isometrus maculates. The peptide deduced from the ImKTx96 precursor nucleotide sequence contains a signal peptide of 27 amino acid residues and a mature peptide of 29 residues with three disulfide bridges. Multiple sequence alignment indicated that ImKTx96 is similar with the scorpion toxins that typically target K+-channels. The recombined ImKTx96 peptide (rImKTx96) was expressed in the Escherichia coli system, and purified by GST-affinity chromatography and RP-HPLC. Results from whole-cell patch-clamp exper...
Source: Peptides - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
(CNN) — When multidrug-resistant pathogens kept reappearing on the skin of premature babies in a German hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, investigators were confused. Tests for contamination in the incubators, as well as among healthcare workers who came into contact with the preemies, were all coming up negative, according to a report on the case published Friday by the American Society for Microbiology. But tests showed the babies were continually being reinfected with Klebsiella oxytoca, a bacteria notorious for hospital-acquired infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, soft tissue infec...
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Conclusion: New carbapenem/βLI combinations may be viable alternatives to antimicrobial combination therapy as they displayed high efficacy in vitro and in vivo. Meropenem/Avibactam and Meropenem/Relebactam should be tested on larger sample sizes with different carbapenemases before progressing further in its preclinical development. Introduction Carbapenem resistant Gram-negative bacteria have been gradually increasing in prevalence in recent years. In the United States, the latest CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report indicates that Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CREs) are responsible for 9,000 a...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
(University of Rochester) In a new study, University of Rochester biologists describe some of the unique characteristics of the protein Dps, which protects bacteria like E. coli and makes it so resilient. This could lead to more targeted antibiotics to fight urinary tract infections, food poisoning, and Crohn's disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
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