Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae Pangenomes Offer Look at Antimicrobial Resistance Reservoirs in Natural Populations Sequence data on more than 800 farm or wastewater Enterobacteriaceae isolates suggested pangenome dynamics may be influenced by geography and environmental niches. Genomics Links Fecal Transplant Recipient Infections to Drug-Resistant E. Coli in Donor With genome sequencing, investigators tracked down a sole stool donor carrying the same multi-drug resistant form of Escherichia coli found in two FMT recipients with bacteremia. Researchers Explore Pathogenic, Drug-Resistant E. Coli Population Adaptation Strategies Based on sequences for hundreds of E. coli ST131 lineage isolates, researchers propose a model that involves negative frequency-dependent selection on accessory parts of the genome. Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostic Platform That Skips Need for Amplification Being Developed at UCLA Premium The nucleic acid diagnostic platform they are developing doesn't require expensive optics, and it could be available as a manufacturing prototype in about a year. Poultry-Adapted E. Coli Implicated in Subset of Urinary Tract Infections Using meat and clinical samples collected prospectively over a year, researchers found evidence for poultry-to-human transmission of Escherichia coli sequence type 131. Jul 13, 2017 Great Basin Receives FDA Clearance for Stool Bacterial Pathogens Panel May 2, 2017 Health Officials Turn to NGS to Track Foodborne Pathogen Outbreaks Premium Dec 8, 2016 Metagenomics Shows Potential for Foodborne Pathogen Outbreak Investigations Premium Apr 21, 2016 Canada's Public Health Agency Devises Mass Spec Method for Typing E Coli Premium Mar 23, 2016 Great Basin STEC Test Gets FDA 510(k) Clearance Mar 21, 2016 New Bioinformatic Approach Enables Strain-Level Microbial Profiling From Metagenomic Data Oct 8, 2015 Great Basin Submits Shiga Toxin Assay to FDA Jul 29, 2015 Researchers Turn to NGS to Understand Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance in Pathogens Premium Mar 26, 2015 Roka Bio Reports Doubling of Q4 Revenues Mar 26, 2015 Researchers Demonstrate Amplicon Sequencing on MinIon with Eye Toward Point-of-Care Applications Premium Feb 10, 2015 Startup One Codex Building Platform to ID Pathogens from NGS Data Premium Dec 18, 2014 Riken Team Uses Phenotypic, Gene Expression Analysis to Elucidate Bacterial Drug Resistance Dec 16, 2014 FDA, HHS Awards Diatherix Contract for PCR-based Pathogen Detection Methods Dec 11, 2014 Arrayit Signs CRADA with USDA to Develop Food Safety Technology Dec 3, 2014 Health Canada Extends Approval of DuPont E. Coli Assay for Food Safety Oct 6, 2014 NZMS, Invisible Sentinel Reach Veriflow Distribution Deal for New Zealand Jul 8, 2014 UPDATE: Roka Eyes Net Proceeds of $78M from Planned IPO May 22, 2014 Roka Bioscience Joins Growing List of MDx Firms Seeking an IPO May 20, 2014 Thermo Fisher Inks E. Coli Test Development Deal with USDA May 14, 2014 In Dutch Study, Pathogenica NGS HAI System Compares Well to Standard Typing Methods Premium Load More Breaking News Qiagen Gets CE Mark for Therascreen EGFR Plus RGQ Kit for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer New CRISPR Approach Enables Gene Editing in Cockroaches, Potentially Many Insect Species Delfi Diagnostics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Partner to Advance Cancer Screening Technology Mirvie Raises $60M in Series B Funding Interpace Biosciences Posts 6 Percent Revenue Increase in Q1 Ginkgo Bioworks Q1 Revenues More Than Triple The Scan Booster for Kids The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for 5-to-11-year olds, the Washington Post reports. Novavax Anticipates Authorization Novavax expects to receive US Food and Drug Administration authorization for vaccine soon, according to CNBC. Some Old Microbes Indeed Vice reports that researchers may have uncovered 830-million-year-old microbes. PNAS Papers on Meiotic Crossover, RNA Targeting, SNAT7 mTORC1 Regulation In PNAS this week: meiotic crossover formation in C. elegans, approach to identify small molecules affecting RNA activity, and more.