Tag: listeria

Gut Microbes Help Develop Immune Cells

Our gut microbes play a crucial role in the development of immune cells that help fight infection, according to a recent study by researchers from the California Institute of Technology and published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. They began the study by comparing innate immune cells—white blood cells that act as the body’s first line of defense against…

Cantaloupe Concerns—Deadly Listeria Outbreak

  You’ve probably heard about the deadly listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe grown on a Colorado farm, Jensen Farms. Twenty-one deaths (and counting) have been reported out of 109 people infected with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes in over 20 states. The cantaloupes were voluntarily recalled on September 14, but cantaloupes may still be in refrigerators across the country. Jensen Farms…