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In September 2008 almost 52,000 infants in China suffered urinary problems from consumption of melamine contaminated baby-formulas and some other dairy products (WHO, 2009). By the end of November 2008 almost 300,000 infants were affected and six deaths have been confirmed by the Chinese Ministry of Health. A low level of melamine contamination was also found […]


Today, it has been 3 years since I recovered from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or RMSF – a disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, a species of bacteria that is spread by hard ticks. On one hand, it is kind of cool that I had contracted a relatively rare and almost exotic disease (only ~800 reported […]


Immunoassays and other methods also suffer from extraction problems with dark chocolate, due to interactions of the allergenic proteins with other components, especially tannins. In light of all of these difficulties, US scientists at the Center for Food Safety and Nutrition have developed a new method for detecting the principal allergen, Ara h 1, in dark chocolate, based on proteomics


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