Friday, April 13, 2012

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued April 9-13, 2012 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
April 13, 2012

Exposing Salmonella:
Even the smallest quantity of Salmonella may, in the future, be easily detected with a technology known as SERS, short for "surface-enhanced Raman scattering." A USDA researcher is leading exploratory studies of this analytical technique's potential for quick, easy and reliable detection of Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens. (4/9)

Hi-tech cotton:
Cotton is going high-tech in New Orleans, La., where a team of USDA scientists is continuing a long tradition of innovative research on the prized natural fiber-including an effort to develop an environmentally friendly flame retardant for cotton apparel and durable goods. (4/13)


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