Food-related illnesses are a significant public health concern; each year in the US alone, 48 million people get sick from foodborne diseases resulting from contamination by microorganisms such as Salmonella, E. coli, Norovirus, Campylobacter,..
I had a 6 month placement in a food testing lab just after getting my undergraduate degree. We tested food and drink samples from a variety of companies to check for harmful bacteria. The tests involved growing bacteria from the samples and..
Last month saw the news the NIH is retiring most of its chimpanzees used for research. The NIH will retain up to 50 chimpanzees for future research, but will retire more than 150.
Gene sequencing and analysis could be dramatically speeded up, leading to patients receiving a quicker and more accurate diagnosis, thanks to research led by Eagle Genomics Ltd.