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E. coli or Escherichia coli is the name of a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. Most types of E. coli are harmless. However, some types can make you sick and cause diarrhea. One type causes travelers' diarrhea. The worst type of E. coli causes bloody diarrhea, and can sometimes cause kidney failure and even death. These problems are most likely to occur in children and in adults with weak immune systems. You can get E. coli infections by eating foods containing the bacteria. To help avoid food poisoning and prevent infection, handle food safely. Cook meat well, wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking them, and avoid unpasteurized milk and juices. You can also get the infection by swallowing water in a swimming pool contaminated with human waste. Most cases of E. coli infection get better without treatment in 5 to 10 days.

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Biomedical engineers create artificial organelles to control biological function in cells

Picomolar inhibitors to SARS-CoV-2 proteins

Picomolar inhibitors to SARS-CoV-2 proteins

Machine learning may offer a better way to identify antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Machine learning may offer a better way to identify antibiotic-resistant pathogens

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Synthetic riboregulators detect SARS-CoV-2 genome parts in 40 minutes

New technology could speed up drug discovery to fight tuberculosis

New technology could speed up drug discovery to fight tuberculosis

Edible coating made with green tea extract kills norovirus, bacteria

Edible coating made with green tea extract kills norovirus, bacteria

McGill researchers discover bacterial organelles involved in gene expression

McGill researchers discover bacterial organelles involved in gene expression

New fabrics prevent the transmission and spread of SARS-CoV-2

New fabrics prevent the transmission and spread of SARS-CoV-2

Durable coating for hard surfaces could help avoid food contamination

Durable coating for hard surfaces could help avoid food contamination

New method can enhance the effectiveness of bacteria used in biotechnological applications

New method can enhance the effectiveness of bacteria used in biotechnological applications

Study: E. coli Nissle may also protect human cells against other pathogenic strains

Study: E. coli Nissle may also protect human cells against other pathogenic strains

Researchers unravel how the body fights off urinary tract infections

Researchers unravel how the body fights off urinary tract infections

Genomic sequencing to provide precision medicine for aromatase deficiency

Genomic sequencing to provide precision medicine for aromatase deficiency

Antibiotic resistance genes tend to persist in E. coli through 'genetic capitalism'

Antibiotic resistance genes tend to persist in E. coli through 'genetic capitalism'

Scientists pinpoint mutations that increase bacterial deadliness

Scientists pinpoint mutations that increase bacterial deadliness

Study finds entry point for curbing the evolution of antibiotic resistance

Study finds entry point for curbing the evolution of antibiotic resistance

Impact Biomedical's COVID-19 research published in peer-reviewed scientific journal

Impact Biomedical's COVID-19 research published in peer-reviewed scientific journal

'Microbial dark matter' can affect cholesterol levels in humans

'Microbial dark matter' can affect cholesterol levels in humans

​NTU researchers develop a sustainable way to extract high-quality antimicrobial compounds

​NTU researchers develop a sustainable way to extract high-quality antimicrobial compounds

Happiness could offer protection from gastrointestinal distress

Happiness could offer protection from gastrointestinal distress