The Stress of Choosing the “Right” Food
Does trying to choose the "right" food stress you out? In our information-saturated landscape, choosing what to eat has become more and more complicated.  Food stress is the pressure of making the right choice often makes us self-limit choices.  We avoid buying this food because a television doctor said it is terrible for us.  We choose to eat only certain foods because a celebrity lost weight doing that.  Or we stand in the grocery aisle wondering if we’ll be judged by our family, friends, or community because we don’t buy something with the “right&rdqu...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - September 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eliz Greene Tags: Diet and Nutrition Tips Stress Management Source Type: blogs

What Does Christmas Have To Do With Genomics?
Do you have the feeling that genomics is all around this year and you cannot escape DNAs, SNPs, chromosomes and double spirals wherever you look? Do you suspect that even Billy Mack is considering a change to “Genes are all around you” in everyone’s favorite holiday movie, Love Actually? Well, that won’t be a surprise as Christmas and genetics have more in common than you think – and scientists are even working on figuring out Santa’s genetic make-up. Gene-edited Christmas trees and Santa’s DNA If it’s all in our genes, the explanation for the Grinch hating the holidays or Sa...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Genomics Patients christmas Christmas tree december dinner DNA dna testing food future Gene genes genetics holiday holidays Innovation nutrigenomics pharmacogenomics Santa technology Source Type: blogs

It ’s not just about nutrients – the Journal of Ethnic Foods now open for submissions
This article contained an outline of the subsequent Seoul Declaration, which was the result of a cross-disciplinary effort by almost 100 experts. Of course more research is needed on this subject, but I think this article goes a long way towards promoting greater understanding of a local food tradition like the Korean one. Why open access? All the content published in this journal is ultimately about health, well-being, food safety and eating behaviors. We believe that a wider public of researchers, scholars and consumers should access to this kind of information and the open access model suits perfectly this purpose. Also...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Roberto Garbero Tags: Developing World Health Open Access Publishing Journal of Ethnic Foods Source Type: blogs

It ’s not just about nutrients – the Journal of Ethnic Foods now open for submissions
This article contained an outline of the subsequent Seoul Declaration, which was the result of a cross-disciplinary effort by almost 100 experts. Of course more research is needed on this subject, but I think this article goes a long way towards promoting greater understanding of a local food tradition like the Korean one. Why open access? All the content published in this journal is ultimately about health, well-being, food safety and eating behaviors. We believe that a wider public of researchers, scholars and consumers should access to this kind of information and the open access model suits perfectly this purpose. Also...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Roberto Garbero Tags: Developing World Health Open Access Publishing Journal of Ethnic Foods Source Type: blogs

Against A Highly Regressive “Meat Tax”
Some economists want to make it more expensive for the less well-off to enjoy aclear revealed pleasure: eating red and processed meat.The  average household in the poorest fifth of the income distribution dedicates 1.3 percent of spending towards it. That’s over double average household spending in the richest quintile. Yet meat is now a new “public health” target. Once, lifestyle controls stopped at smoking and drinking. They recently expanded to soda and even caffeine. Now, even the hallowe d steak is not sacred.Last week,  a report by University of Oxford academics calculated suppos...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs

Nutrigenomics: Could Your Genes Choose the Right Cheese for You?
Nutrigenomics emerged lately in food science and dieting similarly to blockchain: it shows the way into the future, but sometimes seems to be hijacked by companies yearning for attention but not having the proper science to back up their products. As many people have no idea what nutrigenomics entails, not to speak about what it should, The Medical Futurist decided to show what nutrigenomics means, where the technology stands at the moment and what it could bring in the future. Food shopping and eating out in 2068 Mathilda had her full genome sequenced in school as part of the general health check-up. Her parents not only ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Food Genomics diet dieting DNA eating food science Genetic testing genetics Health Healthcare healthy lifestyle nutrigenomics technology Source Type: blogs

Brewing Microbiology review
Excerpt from a book review of Brewing Microbiology: Current Research, Omics and Microbial Ecology"I learnt a great deal from this volume, and there is no doubt that this will be a valuable information source not just for those involved in the brewing industry, but for those in applied mycology and food science courses. The editors are to be congratulated on putting together such an authoritative overview of brewing yeasts and their exploitation." from IMA Fungus (2017) 8: 29. read more ...Brewing Microbiology: Current Research, Omics and Microbial EcologyEdited by: Nicholas A. Bokulich and Charles W. BamforthRece...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 31, 2017 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

The Jittery Patient
​A 22-year-old woman with no past medical history presented to the emergency department with palpitations. She reported that she had ingested a handful of caffeine tablets with a large glass of wine two hours earlier. She reported feeling "stressed out" and wanting to hurt herself. The patient was alert but appeared anxious on arrival at the ED.Her blood pressure was 90/49 mm Hg, heart rate was 115 beats/min, respiratory rate was 20 breaths/min, and SPO2 was 100% on room air. An ECG showed sinus tachycardia at 120 beats/min with normal intervals. Shortly after arrival, her blood pressure dropped to 83/42 mm Hg,...
Source: The Tox Cave - March 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Methods and technology for microbiologists
Current publications on the latest methods and technology of interest to molecular biologists and microbiologists: MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in MicrobiologyEdited by: Markus Kostrzewa and Sören Schubert read more ... Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: Technology and ApplicationsEdited by: Martin G. Wilkinson"an impressive group of experts" (ProtoView); "practical and up-to-date information" (Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ.); "a variety of valuable information" (Biospektrum) read more ... Next-generation Sequencing: Current Technologies and ApplicationsEdited by: Jianping Xu"written ...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 15, 2016 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Fatty meals and sticky platelets : A new trigger for ACS ?
Every time , patients ask me  what diet he or she  should follow , Iam sort of  amused , as my understanding of diet and cardio vascular disease is at best primitive.I used  go with a standard single phrase  advice “Anything in moderate should be okay  “ What about going for a saturday night party doctor? One of  my shrewd looking  patient who was recently double stented with DES , asked. Human body is a biological marvel.While medical professional divide it  into various systems  for our convenience. God doesn’t  think that way .He has no systems i...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - January 31, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: acute coronary syndrome atherosclerosis platelet function platelet adhesion and aggrgation and fatty meal briyani platelet stickyness and dietery fat platlet anf fat ldl and triglycerides tgl mediated platlet aggregation Source Type: blogs

Postdoc: Stress biology using Neurospora as a model system (SLU – Sweden)
Stress biology using Neurospora as a model organism Research at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology center on fundamental and applied aspects of fungal, microbial and plant biology. Important research topics include fungal interaction with other microorganisms and plants as well as ecological functioning and evolution. Central themes are plant pathology and nutrient cycling in agricultural and forest ecosystems. The department is placed at Bio Center at SLU, Uppsala with approx. 300 employees in plant science, microbiology, plant pathology, chemistry, molecular biology, food science and computing biology...
Source: Fungal Genomes and Comparative Genomics - January 28, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Jason Stajich Tags: postdoc neurospora stress biology sweden Source Type: blogs

Trash or Treasure? Repurpose Would-Be Wasted Food to Feed the Hungry & Create Jobs
If I offered you a brown banana at the end of a buffet line, you probably wouldn’t be interested. But what if I offered you some banana ice cream on a hot summer day? I bet you’d find that a lot more appealing. And what if that “ice cream,” was just pureed frozen bananas—handled well, at peak ripeness and nutrient quality—with no added ingredients and requiring minimal labor. It was this simple observation that inspired a new model, called the FSSM, Food System-Sensitive Methodology, for recovering would-be wasted – or surplus – food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, ...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Food Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Second August Man of the Month: Chef Bill Barum
Hippocrates is quoted as saying “let food be thy medicine.”  Disruptive Women’s August co-Man of the Month, Chef Bill Barum, has taken this philosophy to unprecedented levels, linking culinary excellence and better health at respected institutions and delivering measurable – and eye-opening – results. That the Cleveland Clinic, under the leadership of CEO Toby Cosgrove, has become one of the world’s leading health and wellness facilities is well known.  A critical component of the Clinic’s success was the hiring of Chef Barum as the hospital’s Senior Director of Hos...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Food Nutrition Source Type: blogs

August Men of the Month: Dr. Timothy Harlan & Chef Bill Barum
In August we have the pleasure of naming two Men of the Month, the first Dr. Harlan (view post here) and the second Chef Bill Barum (post below). Hippocrates is quoted as saying “let food be thy medicine.”  Disruptive Women’s August co-Man of the Month, Chef Bill Barum, has taken this philosophy to unprecedented levels, linking culinary excellence and better health at respected institutions and delivering measurable – and eye-opening – results. That the Cleveland Clinic, under the leadership of CEO Toby Cosgrove, has become one of the world’s leading health and wellness facilities i...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Food Nutrition Source Type: blogs

October Conferences Microbiology and Molecular Biology
October 01 - 03, 2014   III International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2014Madrid, Spain   Further informationICAR2014 will be a forum to communicate current research priorities and progress, and to identify new approaches and research opportunities in antimicrobial research. Suggested reading:     Emerging Trends in Antibacterial Discovery October 02 - 03, 2014   Infection Management in the Elderly: A Wide Room for ImprovementAnnecy, France   Further informationESCMID courses and workshops. Suggested reading:     Pathogenic Escherichia coli   Campylobacter Ecology...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 13, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Microbiology Conferences September 2014
September 2014 September 01 - 04, 2014   Food Micro 2014Nantes, France   Further information24th International ICFMH Conference, Food Micro 2014. From single cells to functions of consortia in food microbiology. Major topics will include fermented foods and beverage, foodborne pathogens, spoilage bacteria and non bacterial foodborne microorganisms (virus, parasites, molds...). SFM (French Society of Microbiology).Suggested reading:     Real-Time PCR in Food Science   Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens September 01 - 05, 2014   Total TranscriptionCambridge, UK   Further informati...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 4, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Microbiology Conferences August 2014
August 2014 August 03 - 09, 2014   Advanced ProteomicsVarna, Italy   Further information2014 FEBS Advanced Course. August 09 - 10, 2014   Molecular Basis of Microbial One-Carbon MetabolismSouth Hadley, MA, USA   Further informationGordon Research Seminar. Molecular Basis of Microbial One-Carbon Metabolism. From Single Molecules to Microbial Ecosystem Functioning.Suggested reading:     Microbiology Books August 09 - 13, 2014   APS-CPS Joint Meeting. Plant Health ConnectionsMinneapolis, MN, USA   Further informationJoint American Phytopathological Society and Canadian Phytopathological...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - August 4, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Forthcoming Conferences June 2014
June 01 - 05, 2014   6th Singapore International Water Week SIWWSingapore, Singapore   Further informationJointly organised by the International Water Association (IWA) and PUB, Singapore's national water agency.Suggested reading:     Applications of Molecular Microbiological Methods   Microbial Ecological Theory   Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens June 01 - 06, 2014   BiopolymersNewport, RI, USA   Further informationGordon Research Conference. Biopolymers. Mechanisms of Biomolecular Interactions: From Physical Principles to Biological Insights.Suggested reading:   &...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - May 14, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Forthcoming Conferences May 2014
May 2014 May 13 - 15, 2014   European Lab Automation 2014Barcelona, Spain   Further informationThe 4th annual European Lab Automation ExhibitionSuggested reading:     Real-Time PCR   Bionanotechnology   Real-Time PCR in Food Science May 14 - 15, 2014   Advances in Automation and RoboticsBarcelona, Spain   Further informationWill cover robotics in biobanking, drug discovery and development and aspects of compound management. May 14 - 15, 2014   Advances in Cellular Assays and Cell CultureBarcelona, Spain   Further informationWill focus primarily on bio-processing technologie...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - May 13, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Job: Filamentous Fungal Biologist at Michigan State University
FUNGAL BIOLOGIST– DEPARTMENT OF PLANT, SOIL, AND MICROBIAL SCIENCES, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY POSITION: The Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position in filamentous fungal biology. The successful candidate will have research (80%) and teaching (20%) responsibilities, consistent with the missions of the appointment. This position is part of multiple hires over the next 2-3 years, including soil biology. RESPONSIBILITIES: Research: The incumbent will establish a competitive, broad research portfolio focus...
Source: Fungal Genomes and Comparative Genomics - September 16, 2013 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Jason Stajich Tags: jobs faculty job filamentous fungal biology michigan state Source Type: blogs

Real-Time PCR in Food Science review
Excerpt from a book review of Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:"enlightens readers on what happens in many specimen-in result-out platforms, giving the background information and knowledge required to understand these technologies ... I would recommend this text to anyone involved in the purchase of equipment for diagnostic or research use." from Noelene Wilson (Hunter Area Pathology Service) writing in Aus. J. Med. Sci. (2013) 34: 70. read more ...Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and ApplicationsEdited by: David Rodríguez-LázaroISBN: 978-1-908230-1...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - July 12, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Methods for the Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in Foods
from David Rodríguez-Lázaro and Marta Hernández writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterial pathogen that causes serious localized and generalized infections in humans. Traditional detection methods of this pathogen involves two enrichment steps and a final isolation in two specific culture media, and a final confirmation using biochemical and/or molecular techniques, and therefore more than 5 days are needed for a final confirmation. An alternative to accelerate results in diagnostics of this pathogen in food is the application of...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - June 17, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Methods for Identification of Animal or Plant Species
from Barbara Brežná and Ľubica Piknová writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Real-time PCR authentication of the biological species in food is justified by creating fair market environment for producers by discouraging fraud. Authenticity also needs to be guaranteed, when local food-manufacturing traditions are protected by regulations, such as Protected Geographical Status (PGS) framework of the European Union. Furthermore, the consumers have a right to correct information about the food content, so that they are able to make informed choices regarding possible food ...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - June 14, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Detection of Foodborne Pathogenic Vibrio
from Luciana Croci and Elisabetta Suffredini writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Bacteria of the genus Vibrio are naturally occurring in aquatic environments, the majority of them being non-pathogenic to humans, whereas some species have been associated with human disease. In particular V. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus are known to be important human pathogens. The detection of pathogenic vibrios mostly relies on conventional cultural methods that often require further confirmation. Recently molecular methods (conventional PCR and Real Time PCR) to test food and e...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - June 13, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Detection of Foodborne Pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus
from B. Stessl and M. Wagner writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:The real incidence of Staphylococcus aureus the ethological cause of staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is unknown due to underreported cases and the misinterpretation of symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea) also caused by other agents as B. cereus and Norovirus. Conventional microbiological methods recommended by EU regulation 2073 are time-consuming and often lead to false negative results as viable S. aureus cells are not detectable but still a higher amount of heat-stable enterotoxins was produced. In the last years se...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - June 12, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Detection of Foodborne Pathogenic Salmonella spp
.from Burkhard Malorny, Dietrich Mäde and Charlotta Löfström writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Infections by Salmonella enterica are a significant public health concern worldwide. Salmonellae form a complex group of bacteria consisting of two species, six subspecies and more than 2500 serovars (serotypes). Mainly through ingestion of contaminated food or feed, they cause self-limiting gastrointestinal disease in a wide range of mammalian hosts. Within the last decade, numerous real-time PCR assays have been developed for rapid detection of salmonellae in potentiall...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - June 11, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

May Diabetes-Related News Snippets
Conclusion: "Compared with pravastatin, treatment with higher potency statins, especially atorvastatin and simvastatin, might be associated with an increased risk of new onset diabetes."22% higher risk with Lipitor (atorvastatin) and 18 percent higher with Crestor (rosuvastatin).In mainstream press coverage, Drug company shills,, a.k.a. well known cardiologists, bend over backward to ignore this latest confirmation of a phenomenon that has been public knowledge for more than a year. The reason that statins cause diabetes may have to do with the fact that they impair the operation mitochondria--the part of the cel...
Source: Diabetes Update - June 3, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Jenny Source Type: blogs

Eating More Fiber May Lower Risk of Stroke
According to a new British study, eating more fiber-rich foods appears to lower stroke risk [1]. The research is published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. The meta-analysis combined the results of eight studies published between 1990 and 2012 from the United States, northern Europe, Australia, and Japan. Scientists found that a simple seven gram increase in daily dietary fiber — equivalent to one serving of whole wheat pasta plus two servings of fruits or vegetables — was associated with a seven percent decrease in first-time stroke risk [1]. Dietary fiber is the part of the plant that ...
Source: Highlight HEALTH - May 21, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Walter Jessen, Ph.D. Source Type: blogs

Trying to sort out all the STEM and STEM related departments, graduate programs , at #UCDavis
Well, I was in a meeting yesterday for the UC Davis ADVANCE program.  This program is an NSF funded project to improve presence of women and underrepresented minorities on the faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  So I decided to see - how many departments at UC Davis might participate in such an initiative.  And, well, wow.  I knew there were a lot of STEM or STEM-related departments at UC Davis but I did not know there were this many. Here is a list I compiled of UC Davis STEM or STEM-related Departments.  I included medical departments here since many people in such...
Source: The Tree of Life - April 27, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs

Getting the garlic blues
Pickler Andrew Dalby responded to one of my recent tweets about not cooking asparagus in lemon juice because it discolours it. He had found that his garlic cloves turned blue when he pickled them in spiced malt vinegar. The discolouration doesn’t mean that the pickles are inedible. Now plant material turning blue in acid (vinegar is weak acetic acid) is the basis of the litmus test and is more obvious with red cabbage, which shuttles between a deep red colour and a definite blue depending on the acidity. So, I assumed that was perhaps what was happening with the garlic, but couldn’t think what would be colourle...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - April 17, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Detection of Foodborne Pathogenic Escherichia coli
from Patricia Elízaquível, Gloria Sánchez and Rosa Aznar writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Foodborne diarrheagenic Escherichia coli strains belong to a minor number of O:H serotypes. Of them the shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 is the most frequently reported. Besides, non-O157 strains are increasingly being isolated from a variety of food products. E. coli infections are typically associated with transmission through animal products. However, in the last years, contaminated fresh produce is increasingly being implicated in E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks. Cur...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - April 11, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Detection of Foodborne Pathogenic Clostridia
from Kathie Grant and Corinne Amar writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:The principle Clostridal foodborne pathogens, Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens are responsible, respectively, for two different toxin mediated foodborne diseases, namely botulism and C. perfringens food poisoning. Foodborne botulism is a severe, life-threatening disease which can affect a large number of people and although incidence is rare, it is considered a public health emergency. Whilst C. perfringens type A food poisoning is far less severe, it is one of the most common causes of bacteria...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - April 10, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-Time PCR Detection of Foodborne and Waterborne Parasites
from George D. Di Giovanni, Gregory D. Sturbaum, and Huw V. Smith writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Many parasites are capable of infecting humans, with zoonotic and environmental transmission pathways having significant roles. Of particular significance are pathways involving contaminated food and water. Despite increasing risks posed by food and waterborne parasites due to global sourcing of food, cosmopolitan eating habits, and increased international travel; detection and epidemiologic methods for many of these parasites remains underdeveloped. Microscopy-based detection and ...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - April 9, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-Time PCR and other Molecular Detection Methods for Foodborne Pathogenic Viruses
from Doris Helen D'Souza, Marta Hernández, Nigel Cook and David Rodríguez-Lázaro writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Analysis of foodstuffs for virus contamination requires profoundly sensitive and accurate methods, due to the potentially low number of viruses and the complexity of the sample matrix. In view of these criteria, the polymerase chain reaction is the assay type of choice, with its rapidity being another useful factor. Real-time PCR (qPCR) is superceding conventional PCR in several areas of molecular diagnostics, and a large variety of published qPC...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - April 8, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Analysis of Genetically Modified Organisms
from Arne Holst-Jensen writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Genetic modification (GM) alters the phenotype of the GM organism (GMO). This is achieved through application of gene technology and modification of genetic information stored in nucleic acids. The logical choice of methodology to detect and characterise GM is therefore analytical methods targeting nucleic acids. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methodology has been the preferred methodology of this type for two decades, and the following paper will review its applications and derivatives in relation to detection and cha...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - April 5, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Real-time PCR Analysis of Food Allergens and Gluten
from Carmen Diaz-Amigo and Bert Popping writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Food allergens, responsible for IgE-mediated allergic responses and listed in European, North American and Japanese regulations, are exclusively proteins and are ideally detected by analytical methods targeting either peptides or proteins. However, in some cases where no suitable methods for proteins exist or as an alternative method to substantiate results from protein-based methods, DNA-targeting methods can be used as indicators of the presence of potentially allergenic proteins. The advantage of DNA-tar...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - April 4, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Introduction to the Real-time PCR
from David Rodríguez-Lázaro and Marta Hernández writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Food safety and quality control programs are increasingly applied throughout the production food chain in order to guarantee added value products as well as to minimize the risk of infection for the consumer. The development of real-time PCR has represented one of the most significant advances in food diagnostics as it provides rapid, reliable and quantitative results. These aspects become increasingly important for the agricultural and food industry. Different strategies for re...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - February 14, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Internal Amplification Controls in Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Methods for Pathogen Detection
from Nigel Cook, Gabriel A de Ridder, Martin D'Agostino and Maureen B Taylor writing in Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications:Assays based on nucleic acid amplification are highly efficient, but they can be affected by the presence of matrix-derived substances which can interfere or prevent the reaction from performing correctly. Careful sample treatment must be applied/used to remove these inhibitory substances. However no sample treatment can be relied on completely, thus an amplification control should be employed to be able to verify that the assay has performed correctly. An internal ampli...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - February 12, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs

Badomics word of the year? Nutrimetabonomics
So I guess a thank you is owed to Joseph McPhee for this tweet: @phylogenomics more bad omics - bit.ly/WxLdr1 — Joseph McPhee (@JoeBMcPhee) January 11, 2013 The link in the tweet is to this paper. Nutrimetabonomics: Applications for Nutritional Sciences, with Specific Reference to Gut Microbial Interactions - Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, 4(1): Wow. Nutrimetabonomics.  In a paper.  And amazingly they had a conference on this too. 11th-13th April 2012- First Nutrimetabonomics Workshop to consider ...  I do not even know what to say.  This is NOT a good omics word.  It ...
Source: The Tree of Life - January 11, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs

Real-Time PCR in Food Science book available very soon
The new book on Real-Time PCR in Food Science edited by David Rodríguez-Lázaro will be available for dispatch within the next 2 or 3 weeks read more ...Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and ApplicationsEdited by: David Rodríguez-LázaroISBN: 978-1-908230-15-7Publisher: Caister Academic PressPublication Date: January 2013Cover: hardback read more ... (Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists.)
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - January 4, 2013 Category: Microbiology Tags: Microbiology publications Bacteriology publications Molecular Biology publications PCR Applications PCR publications PCR Technology PCR Troubleshooting Real-Time PCR Source Type: blogs

Pre-PA Resource of the Day: Brush up on your Microbiology
Today’s pre-PA resource of the day is one of my favorites.   How to you learn about the enormous field of microbiology in your spare time?  Like some of our previous resources, this is a great one for pre-PA students on the go.  Learn about bugs, infection, immunity, antibiotics, food science, and many other cool aspects […]The postPre-PA Resource of the Day: Brush up on your Microbiology appeared first onInside PA Training. (Source: Inside PA Training)
Source: Inside PA Training - March 14, 2011 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paul Tags: Learning Resources microbeworld microbiology Source Type: blogs

Pre-PA Resource of the Day: Brush up on your Microbiology
Today’s pre-PA resource of the day is one of my favorites.   How to you learn about the enormous field of microbiology in your spare time?  Like some of our previous resources, this is a great one for pre-PA students on the go.  Learn about bugs, infection, immunity, antibiotics, food science, and many other cool aspects...The postPre-PA Resource of the Day: Brush up on your Microbiology appeared first onInside PA Training. (Source: Inside PA Training)
Source: Inside PA Training - March 14, 2011 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paul Tags: Learning Resources microbeworld microbiology Source Type: blogs