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A win for basic research: CMU cell biologists suggest a simple treatment for food poisoning

February 7, 2012 by


Last May, contaminated fenugreek seeds caused an unusually severe outbreak of food poisoning in Germany, affecting nearly 4,000 people. 50 of those people died. The cause was a strain of E. coli bacterium that releases a tiny protein called Shiga toxin into the blood, causing damage to blood vessels and sometimes fatal kidney failure. Worldwide, […]