Bacteria Make Thrift A Habit, UM Researchers Find

In these lean times, smart consumers refuse to pay a lot for throwaway items, but will shell out a little more for products that can be used again and again. The same is true of bacteria and other microbes, researchers at the University of Michigan have learned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2011


CDC: Salmonella Responsible For Turkey Burger Recall Is Drug-Resistant

Remember the massive Jennie-O Turkey Burger recall from last weekend? Now, the CDC is reporting the outbreak strain of Salmonella Hadar bacteria responsible for the contamination is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2011

Here's what Spy looks like -- under the high-powered microscope

UM: Quest For Designer Bacteria Uncovers A ‘Spy’

University of Michigan scientists have discovered a molecular assistant called Spy that helps bacteria excel at producing proteins for medical and industrial purposes.


Boil Water Advisory In St. Clair Shores

Water pressure is fluctuating in St. Clair Shores and as a result residents are being told to boil water before drinking it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2010

UM Study: Getting Sick From Being Too Clean?

A new University of Michigan study dishes the dirt on whether being too clean can actually make you sick.


New Drug-Resistant Superbugs Found

An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health […]


A Brand New “Superbug”

Doctors in the United Kingdom say they’re worried about a new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics. It’s called NDM-1.