Author archives: Taj Life

Food Delivery Is a Beautiful Thing. Here?s How to Do It Safely.

Food Delivery Is a Beautiful Thing. Here?s How to Do It Safely.
Restaurant workers are pros at handling food properly. Here?s how to follow their lead and support their businesses. I never thought it possible I?d get tired of pasta, but the coronavirus outbreak is an era of many firsts. After feeding four people three meals a day for two Covid-19-avoiding weeks, my heart flipped when I discovered our local taco joint was still open for delivery. So how to get my Lucharitos fix, show some love to the restaurant industry, and remain socially distant? Here?s what infectious disease and food safety specialists say they?re doing around takeout and food delivery.

Discovery in C. difficile biology opens new window to developing treatments for dangerous infections

Discovery in C. difficile biology opens new window to developing treatments for dangerous infections
A process called sporulation that helps the dangerous bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) to survive inhospitable conditions and spread is regulated by epigenetics, factors that affect gene expression beyond the DNA genetic code, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report. This is the first discovery that...