Study findings could help develop E. coli treatment

Research by scientists in Australia could help open up new possibilities to treat enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) infections.

University of New South Wales (UNSW) microbiologists discovered a molecular pathway that controls Shiga toxin production. The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

EHEC is a foodborne pathogen that releases Shiga toxins during infection and can result in a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. It is also known as Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC). Children younger than five years of age and older people are at highest risk of developing infections.

Antibiotics not recommended
Jai Tree, senior author of the study, said findings were important because there is no commercially available treatment for EHEC infections.

“Antibiotic treatment of these infections is generally not recommended because antibiotics stimulate production of the Shiga toxin, leading to an increased risk of kidney failure, … Read more

6 Simple Childrens Desserts For Birthday Events

There’s nothing like the sensation of with the ability to take pleasure in a nice delicious cheesecake, don’t you agree? After you have an enormous, flat sheet of fondant you can use it to rigorously cover your cake. I recommend utilizing a conventional frosting in a light color to function an adhesive earlier than making use of it. This recipe makes greater than sufficient to cover an eight-9″ double-layer spherical cake or the same surface area. For individuals who would like to attempt a neater model, I’m also including a less complicated recipe for a delicious Straightforward Black Forest Cake. I typically make this model for my household, and they find it irresistible virtually as much as the unique model which is reserved for particular events. In the simple model, I cheat by utilizing a chocolate cake combine and I skip the yellow cake layer. Loyang untuk membuat cheesecake memiliki … Read more

The James Beard Foundation Sent Meal Kits to Its 2020 Nominees

James Beard preparing a fish | Photo by Lee Lockwood/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images

A consolation prize for no Restaurant and Chef awards doled out this year: a pretty nice-looking meal to make at home

The James Beard Awards were not their usual selves this year. There was no Chicago gala, for one, and months after that announcement, the Foundation nixed handing out its Restaurant and Chef awards altogether. Instead, the James Beard Foundation held a Twitter broadcast to honor awards winners outside the main chef and restaurant categories, like the Leadership Awards, America’s Classics awards, Design Icon, and the Humanitarian Award.

The chef and restaurant awards nominees presumably watched from home with no expectations for a win. But, they did get some acknowledgment from the foundation — each nominee received a gift bag (according to Eater’s sources, it included items like a hydro flask, chocolate, and … Read more

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy as 1,2,3, these delicious pumpkin spiced chocolate chip cookies are super quick and tasty! When you only have three ingredients it can’t get much easier than that, but you won’t sacrifice on flavor!

We love serving these up in a pinch when I need a quick dessert that doesn’t take all day to put together and is a crowd favorite. Try these other quick 3 ingredient sweets. Easy 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies and 3 ingredient Brownies.

3 ingredient Pumpkin spiced Chocolate Chip cookies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I almost feel like I’m cheating when I use this recipe, it’s so good and so quick and uncomplicated. Friends and family will love these and they’ll think you worked really hard to make them. Shhhhh! Don’t tell them just how easy these amazing cookies really are. The cake mix helps give the cookie a nice soft cake like texture that’s sure to please everyone. Pumpkin adds

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Frozen doesn’t mean thaw and eat; dangers lurk in the freezer

New research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that consumers may not know how to safely cook frozen foods, which can put families at risk of getting foodborne illness in their homes.

“As consumers are preparing more meals at home, it is important that these cooks are practicing food safety in their kitchens” says Mindy Brashears, USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety. “Our research shows that home cooks should read product labels to understand how to properly prepare an item, and not rely solely on appearance.”

Consumers may not know that some frozen foods are not fully cooked or ready to eat, especially if they have browned breading, grill marks or other signs that normally show that a product has been cooked. In a recent USDA study, 22 percent of participants said a not-ready-to-eat frozen chicken entrée was either cooked, partially cooked, or they weren’t sure that the … Read more