Tuesday, October 25, 2011

drag2share: Biosensing tool to detect salmonella holds promise for preventing common food poisoning

Source: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-biosensing-tool-salmonella-common-food.html

Pick your poison from this smorgasbord of recent salmonella outbreaks in the United States: ground turkey; fresh papayas; alfalfa sprouts. That's in 2011 alone, and the list goes on, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But perhaps not for long, thanks to a promising new biosensor nanotechnology that could identify the presence of salmonella bacteria before contaminated food or animals reach the marketplace.

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