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ect, quantify, and differentiate E. coli cells, the researchers state.


Magnetic Glyco-nanoparticles: A Unique Tool for Rapid Pathogen Detection, Decontamination, and Strain Differentiation



Xuefei Huang, Ph.D.
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606
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Sweet magnolia: Tree bark extract fights bad breath and tooth decay
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Sweet magnolia does more than describe the fragrant blossoms of a popular evergreen tree. It also applies to magnolia barks effects on human breath. Scientists in Illinois are reporting that breath mints made with magnolia bark extract kill most oral bacteria that cause bad breath and tooth decay within 30 minutes. The extract could be a boon for oral health when added to chewing gum and mints, they report in a study scheduled for the Nov. 14 issue of the ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication.

Consumers often turn to flavored chewing gum and mints to battle bad breath. However, those products only temporarily mask the odor of bad breath, which is caused by bacteria. Existing anti-bacterial products for bad breath are far from ideal, with some having side effects like tooth staining.

In the new study, Minmin Tian and Michael Greenberg tested the germ-ki

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