Researchers find rare superbug gene at U.S. pig farm

Researchers have found a rare and frightening superbug gene on a U.S. pig farm and are not sure how it got there. The superbug, clinically known as carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), was found after researchers swabbed the floors and walls of the farm’s pens and collected fecal samples during a five-month period in 2015.

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Food Safety

Beyond drug-resistant bacteria – Journal of Environmental Quality Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds […]

Graphics show how quickly germs can spread in a hospital

New research, backed by some pretty cool graphics, is showing just how quickly germs can spread within a healthcare setting—such as nursing homes and hospitals—and challenges the myth that infectious droplets released by patients’ coughing, sneezing, or breathing can be fully dealt with by the building’s ventilation system.

Marco-Felipe King, PhD, a research fellow at […]

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Animal Science

Genetically engineered animals could ease world hunger – Drovers Cattle Network Genetically engineered food animals could provide a sustainable means to feed a fast-growing world population, yet regulatory hurdles keep such […]