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Yasmin Alam-Faruque

Managing Food Contamination

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,..

Craig McAnulla

Getting the Scoop on Food Safety 

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..

Did Bioinformatics Free the NIH Chimps?

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.

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