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Why giant pandas have trouble digesting bamboo

It’s no wonder that giant pandas are always chewing and eating, say Chinese researchers: their gut bacteria are not the type for efficiently digesting bamboo. 561 more words


Microbes Book

I am beyond excited to announce that I have a new book that is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  It will be released October 2015. 89 more words

GPs on alert for pneumonia-like symptoms after Legionella found at Hervey Bay Hospital

News.com.au Peter Hall May 22, 2015

HERVEY Bay Hospital has put GPs on alert for any recently discharged patients showing pneumonia-like symptoms as precautions are stepped up in the wake of a legionella scare. 70 more words

Forensic Pathology

Government commits to reinstating Townsville biosecurity lab

Townsville Bulletin ANTHONY GALLOWAY  May 21, 2015

TOWNSVILLE’S biosecurity laboratory looks set to be reinstated after being shut down by the previous LNP Government.
Queensland’s Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne told the Queensland Parliament this morning there was a need to invest in new biosecurity laboratory facilities in North Queensland and he has raised the matter with his Federal counterpart Barnaby Joyce. 32 more words

Leadership / Management

Legionella confirmed at Hervey Bay Hospital

Brisbane Times May 20, 2015

Patients have been told to only drink bottled water and avoid the showers at Hervey Bay Hospital after tests confirmed legionella in its water supply. 110 more words

Forensic Pathology

Pertussis Resurgence Associated with Pertactin-Deficient and Genetically Divergent Bordetella Pertussis Isolates in Israel.

The Bordetella pertussis polymerase chain reaction positivity rate changed after additional diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis boosters in 2005 and 2008, 9.8%, 13.4%, 22% and 15.2% in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, p<0.001, respectively. 54 more words