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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Health News :Blue bell creameries suspends operations at Oklahoma plant ♦ Food service permit suspended at arizona winery ♦ Shigella infections becoming resistant to antibiotic

Blue bell creameries suspends operations at Oklahoma plant following listeria outbreak After Listeria in ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries sickened five adults in Kansas, the company announced Friday that it is voluntarily suspending operations at its manufacturing plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Food service permit suspended at arizona winery The Pinal County Public Health Services District has temporarily suspended the food establishment permit of the Windmill Winery in Florence, AZ, after a wedding at the facility on March 19 was linked to a Salmonella outbreak.
CDC: Shigella  infections becoming resistant to recommended antibiotic Research conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests a greater proportion of Shigella infections in the United States are now resistant to a very important antibiotic. Shigella causes an estimated 500,000 cases of diarrhea in the United States annually ..
DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows  Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on
'Open' stem cell chromosomes reveal new possibilities for diabetes Cells of the intestine, liver and pancreas are difficult to produce from stem cells. Scientists have discovered that chromosomes in laboratory stem cells open slowly over time, in the same sequence that occurs during embryonic development. It isn't until certain chromosomal regions have acquired the 'open' state that they are able to respond and become liver or pancreatic cells.

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