Bioinformatics

Klebsiella Linked to Infant Melamine Deaths

March 09, 2013

The UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research and the David H. Murdock Research Institute in partnership with scientists from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China and the Imperial College of London, United Kingdom have shed light on why so many babies who drank melamine-tainted milk in 2008 did not die. The bacteria Klebsiella terrigena was found to be the cause of the infant deaths that did occur. A paper detailing the study was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Read more.  

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