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Single-Cell Sequencing and The Illumina / Bio-Rad Single Cell Sequencing Solution

Contributed by Carol Huang In mid-September, I attended Illumina user group meeting. The topic of single cell sequencing caught my attention for my recent experience on single cell RNA sequencing for a collaborator. Next generation sequencing has provided high accuracy and in depth genetic information for a cell population, tissue and organs. Bulk cell RNA […]

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Oral Microbiome as a Predictive Tool for Dental Caries

Contributed by Azarene Foutouhi Many site-specific micro biomes of the Human body have been well established and studied in an effort to develop micro biome targeted diagnostics and individualized medicine. In general, these communities reach maturation around 2-4 years of life, and recent studies have found that changes a child’s oral microbiome, more specifically its […]

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Salmonella digests the host sugar coating during infection

Submitted by Narine Arabyan Salmonella enterica spp. enterica sv Typhimurium is one of the most important foodborne pathogens causing gastroenteritis in humans1. WHO (2005) with USDA and CDC estimated that Salmonella infections account for 1.4 -1.6 million cases per year of foodborne illnesses in USA and approach 1.5 billion cases worldwide2. Salmonella infections result in […]

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Zika Virus continued…

Contributed by Alli Weis The Olympics are upon us in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with the merriment and competition comes serious warnings of the Zika Virus. Zika is transmitted by the mosquito in endemic areas and; additionally, has recently been shown to be a sexually transmitted disease. Brazil is a hotspot for viral transmission, […]

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Recent Recalls and Breakouts Related to Listeria monocytogenes

Contributed by Carol Huang On July 29, 2016, SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is voluntarily recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads for its potential of contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria was found in multiple locations throughout the facility by the FDA sampling and inspectional findings. Fish Corp. has ceased production and distribution of […]

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Escherichia coli 0121 Outbreak Linked to Flour

  Contributed by Azarene Foutouhi  Earlier this month, General Mills voluntarily recalled a newly expanded list of flour products including Gold Medal Flour, Signature Kitchens Flour, and Gold Medal Wondra Flour after Shiga Toxin producing Escherichia coli 0121 was isolated from product samples taken from the homes of ill consumers. Thus far, the contaminated product […]

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