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Blue Light and Hydrogen Peroxide May Effectively Treat Biofilms That Cause Cavities and Gum Disease
(Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, July 2008)
Rotavirus Infection May Accelerate Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
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Imported Foods: Microbiological Issues and Challenges
Author: Michael P. Doyle, University of Georgia Center for Food Safety
Editor: Marilyn C. Erickson, University of Georgia Center for Food Safety

As the market for food becomes increasingly global and our population clamors for more fresh produce and uncooked ready-to-eat foods, the microbiological risks of imported food have dramatically increased. Bringing together the most current and in-depth information on microbiological food safety, this volume not only describes the problems with imported foods but also suggests specific programs and steps to improve the monitoring and safety of imported foods.

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The Fungal Kingdom: Diverse and Essential Roles in Earth's Ecosystem
Prepared by Arturo Casadevall, Joe Heitman, and Merry Buckley

Fungi can cause a number of life threatening diseases but they also are becoming increasingly useful to science and manufacturing every year. However, many people, scientists among them, are largely unaware of the roles fungi play in the world around us. Research on fungi and fungal diseases are seriously neglected as a result, a situation with grave negative repercussions for human health, agriculture, and the environment. The Fungal Kingdom explores the roles fungi play in the world around us.