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Monday, November 24, 2014

11/24/14 Illegal Drug Residue in Beef ♦ History of Contaminated Sprouts ♦ Polyps do not cause cancer ♦ Fluorescent nanoprobe identify and monitor tumors

FDA WARNING LETTERS: DRUG RESIDUES TOP LIST OF PROBLEMS AT FOOD FIRMS
Illegal drug residues in dairy cows slaughtered for meat were the main problem cited in recent warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to firms found in violation of regulations stipulated by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Letters to four dairy producers warned that illegal levels of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs...Continue Reading
PUBLISHER’S PLATFORM: ONE, TWO THREE SPROUTS YOU’RE OUT
Three sprout outbreaks caused by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria outbreaks since August?  One has been deadly and all have sent dozens to the hospital. As of yesterday, the CDC has reported a total of 63 persons infected with Salmonella Enteritidis from 10 states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode... Continue Reading
Marker polyps do not cause cancer, experts say

Although serrated polyps usually are associated with colorectal cancer, it turns out that such polyps are themselves not dangerous, according to a study Continue Reading
Fluorescent nanoprobe could become a universal, noninvasive method to identify and monitor tumors

Researchers have developed a hybrid metal-polymer nanoparticle that lights up in the acidic environment surrounding tumor cells. Nonspecific probes that can identify any kind of tumor are extremely useful for monitoring the location and spread of cancer and the effects of treatment, as well as aiding initial diagnosis Continue Reading

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