Why your weed might literally contain human feces

(Natural News) A Spanish pharmacologist purchased ninety samples of hash off the streets of Madrid, Spain and put them under the microscope. Fellow researchers from Complutense University learned that 88.3 percent of the samples were not suitable for human consumption because they contained exorbitant levels of E. coli bacteria derived from the anuses and intestinal...
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Publication date: Available online 19 April 2019Source: Food HydrocolloidsAuthor(s): Sabrina Belbekhouche, Noureddine Bousserrhine, Vanessa Alphonse, Benjamin CarbonnierAbstractPathogenic bacteria resistance to antimicrobial agents has emerged as a major health issue. Developing new systems enabling inhibitory and bactericidal effects is crucial. Herein, layer-by-layer technique (LbL) was used to fabricate microcapsules composed of biopolymers, cationic polycyclodextrin (P(CD+)) and anionic alginate (alg-). This was achieved through successive adsorption of these polyelectrolytes onto calcium carbonate microparticles (CaCO...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
In this study, we isolated four Weissella confusa strains from the healthy horse feces to test their potential as equine probiotics. The identification and characteristics of these isolates were determined as per standard methods. Resistance and susceptibility of the isolated strains were tested to low pHs, different heat treatments, commonly used antibiotics and against the pathogenic strains of Salmonella, Pasteurella, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli. After 3 h cultural in different PH medium, the 4 strains still had a certain amount of survival above pH 3.0. WH2 and WH4 were still viable at pH2.5. All the ...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study therefore evaluated the endoscopic findings of six patients with EGE. The diagnosis was confirmed based on gastrointestinal symptoms, pathological findings on biopsy, and the absence of other diseases. The site of the lesion was identified based on eosinophilic infiltration with ≥20 cells per high-power field during a pathological specimen analysis. Flattening of the small intestinal villi was observed in four patients; we believe that this may be a specific feature in the diagnosis of EGE. PMID: 30996166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the immunogenicity of LcpA (rLcpA) and LenA (rLenA) recombinant proteins in combination with LTB (rLTB) recombinant protein as an adjuvant against leptospiral infection in hamsters. Materials and Methods: The genes encoding these proteins were cloned into pGH cloning vector and then lenA, lcpA and ltb genes subcloned into pET-15b and pET-28a expression vectors, respectively. The hamsters were immunized with the purified recombinant proteins and challenged with Leptospira interrogans for evaluation of their survival. The antibody responses to the recombinant proteins were determined by EL...
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Poultry sources are recognized as a significant cause for non-typhoidal salmonellosis. Therefore, hygienic measures should be initiated to reduce the contamination of meat and poultry products with virulent strains of Salmonella that are of public health significance. PMID: 30996829 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research
The requirement for IL-23 in IL-17A and IL-17F production in humans is incompletely understood. Preclinical data support IL-17F, together with IL-17A, as a key driver of chronic tissue inflammation.1 Dysregulation in the frequency and function of MAIT cells, an innate-like T cell population, has been associated with IL-17A-mediated inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.2,3 However, IL-17F production by MAIT cells remains largely unexplored. Optimal MAIT cell IL-17A and IL-17F production occurred upon T cell receptor triggering with IL-12 and IL-18, independently of IL-23, as shown by MR1-presen...
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Adaptive and Auto-Immunity Source Type: research
Human hair follicles (HFs) engage in olfactory receptor (OR) dependent chemosensation via OR2AT4 and its continuous signaling is required for anagen maintenance ex vivo. OR2AT4 is expressed mainly in the suprabulbar outer root sheath (ORS) and selectively targeted by a synthetic sandalwood odorant (Sandalore ®). Microarray analysis revealed that Sandalore® up-regulates dermcidin (DCD) transcription in microdissected HFs ex vivo. DCD is an antimicrobial peptide active against S.aureus, S.epidermidis, P.aeruginosa and E.coli thought to be produced only by sweat gland epithelium.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Innate Immunity, Microbiology, and Microbiome Source Type: research
Decrease in mass and accumulation of damage are hallmarks of aging in all organs. Human dermis is primarily composed of densely-packed bundles of collagen fibrils, which contain mostly type I/type III collagens. We have quantitatively assessed age-related alterations of human dermal collagen fibrils from 60 healthy volunteers aged 20 to 92 years (mean age, 54 years), composed of 29 females and 31 males. Skin samples were obtained from sun-protected buttocks. During aging, collagen content is reduced and collagen fibril fragmentation increases, due to downregulation of type I (COLI) and type III (COLIII) procollagen and ele...
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Translational Studies Source Type: research
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31004452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: J Biomed Mater Res A Source Type: research
Viruses, Vol. 11, Pages 364: Periplasmic Nanobody-APEX2 Fusions Enable Facile Visualization of Ebola, Marburg, and Mĕnglà virus Nucleoproteins, Alluding to Similar Antigenic Landscapes among Marburgvirus and Dianlovirus Viruses doi: 10.3390/v11040364 Authors: Laura J. Sherwood Andrew Hayhurst We explore evolved soybean ascorbate peroxidase (APEX2) as a reporter when fused to the C-termini of llama nanobodies (single-domain antibodies, sdAb; variable domains of heavy chain-only antibodies, VHH) targeted to the E. coli periplasm. Periplasmic expression preserves authentic antibody N-termini, intra-domain di...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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