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Noroviruses are the predominant cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in community settings

Lemon juice and human norovirus

Noroviruses are the predominant cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in community settings such as hospitals, cruise ships, and schools. The virus is extremely contagious and is mostly transmitted via “fecal-oral-route”, i.e., through contaminated hands or contaminated food. Symptoms include violent and sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.

“It is therefore important to provide a safe and harmless disinfectant against human norovirus,” explains Grant Hansman, head of CHS junior research group at the German Cancer Research Center noroviruses and the University of Heidelberg. The group is funded by the CHS Foundation. Some older observations found that fruit extracts, such as orange or pomegranate juice, could reduce the infectivity of surrogate noroviruses.

This current study was a continuation of an earlier project conducted at the National Institutes of Health in the United States, where they discovered that citrate from a commercial company could bind to the norovirus capsid protein. “However, it was only by chance that this discovery was made, like a lot of scientific research, but it turns out to be very interesting.” Dr Hansman explains.

The Denver city council is ruffling some feathers for its reluctance to allow Chick-fil-A

Why Denver Lawmakers Are Reluctant To Approve An Airport Chick-Fil-A

The Denver city council is ruffling some feathers for its reluctance to allow Chick-fil-A to open a restaurant at the Denver International Airport, due to the chicken chain’s stance against marriage equality.

Although Stephon Marbury’s NBA career didn’t play out as planned the fallen star is

Although Stephon Marbury’s NBA career didn’t play out as planned, the fallen star is once again rising in China. It’s always great to see talented people succeed.

To think that this corner will soon be swarmed withBulldog fans from across the nation

To think that this corner will soon be swarmed withBulldog fans from across the nation – all here at Davis Wade to watchhailstatefb in action once again!HailStateWeRingTrueStateProud

Sneak peak oflanglysupply bomber and indigo tee with hidden pocket for CF card or what

Sneak peak oflanglysupply bomber and indigo tee with hidden pocket for CF card or what ever… Photo from editorial shoot withLAcanvas byevanlane

71 bodies found in Austria truckBBC News The bodies of 71 people thought to be Syrian

71 bodies found in Austria truck

BBC News: The bodies of 71 people, thought to be Syrian migrants, were found abandoned in a truck on an Austrian highway. Police have arrested 2 Bulgarians and 1 Hungarian in connection with the discovery.

Follow updates on this story on BreakingNews.com

Photo: Reuters

To think that this corner will soon be swarmed withBulldog fans from across the nation

Human performance analytics are coming to an office near you


The future of the high-performance workplace is taking shape behind closed doors and kept quiet by non-disclosure agreements.

Across Britain, hedge funds, banks, call centres and consultancies are installing tracking systems to link bio-sensing wearable devices with analytics tools once the preserve of elite sports.

Full Story: The Age


This makes me highly uncomfortable. I can see population level data being useful to inform people but when it becomes an individual monitoring system it is creepy

Want to see how your state fared on implementing or restricting comprehensive sexuality

2015 was a pretty good year for national sex-ed expansion in the U.S. – but advocates warn the quality and quantity of education kids receive on the topic still differs dramatically from state to state.

Want to see how your state fared on implementing (or restricting) comprehensive sexuality education? Click here for an overview/full report.

(Source: siecus.org)

Collins Memorial Library Groundbreaking University of Puget Sound 1953Believe it or not

Collins Memorial Library Groundbreaking, University of Puget Sound, 1953

Believe it or not, there was once a time when the library did not exist!

Lots and lots and lots of sonnets The first batches of the year made with dandelion milk

farmweather:

Lots and lots and lots of sonnets. The first batches of the year, made with dandelion milk are ready for prime time. Come and get it tomorrow at the Grafton Food & Wine Festival or the Londonderry Farmer’s Market. See you there we hope!

(Source: farmweather)

The best place to pick them up The annual SPX Tumblr Meet-Up on Sunday before the start

Those SPX DC flag temporary tattoos were so popular that I decided to make some stickers - in very limited quantities to share at the show.

The best place to pick them up?  The annual SPX Tumblr Meet-Up on Sunday, before the start of day two of SPX.  The Meet-Up takes place at 11AM downstairs, outside the White Flint Auditorium.  We’ll have breakfast for comers, free prints, stickers and other goodies on hand.

The Meet-Up is THE place for exhibitors, attendees and guests to catch up away from the show floor, swap comics, zines and other stuff that you brought to share (delicious baked goods also accepted).

We’ll post the RSVP link to the Meet-Up as soon as the gang at Tumblr meetups approves our event (where y’all at, staff frens?).  

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Activists and allies are gathering in the Gulf to demand climate justice and to

Activists and allies are gathering in the Gulf to demand climate justice and to commemorate ten years since Hurricane Katrina radically changed the region. 

Join us!