2017 W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecturer Renews Call for Excellence in Nutrition Research

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“Traveling the Road from Precision to Imprecision: Have I Gone in the Wrong Direction?” is the title of Dennis M. Bier‘s 2017 Agricultural Research Service (ARS) W. O. Atwater Memorial Lecture, which he delivered at the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting in Chicago. Bier is a renowned advocate for the highest standards of experiment design and increased rigor in nutritional research. …


ARS Announces New Scientific Impact Video Series

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The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is pleased to debut a video series highlighting important scientific advances that occurred because of ARS research. This first YouTube video highlights ARS’ role in large-scale commercial production of penicillin. While discovered in England, the ability to mass-produce penicillin occurred in the United States at an ARS lab in Peoria, Illinois. This video showcases one …

Test Uses Novel Antibodies to Detect Shiga Toxins

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By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a highly sensitive test that for the first time is able to detect all known Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STEC bacteria are responsible for more than 265,000 cases of illness and 3,600 hospitalizations each year in the …