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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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Researchers find a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics

Researchers find a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics

Small molecule inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified by screening

Small molecule inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified by screening

New xylem filters can remove bacteria and viruses from contaminated drinking water

New xylem filters can remove bacteria and viruses from contaminated drinking water

Repurposed heart and flu drugs that protect platelets improve survival of septic mice

Repurposed heart and flu drugs that protect platelets improve survival of septic mice

New covalent and non-covalent SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors discovered in silico

New covalent and non-covalent SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors discovered in silico

How could AI be used to predict infection outcomes?

How could AI be used to predict infection outcomes?

Developing a COVID-19 vaccine using inactivated E. coli

Developing a COVID-19 vaccine using inactivated E. coli

Molecule produced by the immune system can reduce potency of antibiotics

Molecule produced by the immune system can reduce potency of antibiotics

Engineered mouse Intestine Chip platform can help study host-microbiome interactions

Engineered mouse Intestine Chip platform can help study host-microbiome interactions

Neutralizing nanobodies effective against SARS-CoV-2 variants

Neutralizing nanobodies effective against SARS-CoV-2 variants

Coronavirus-like nanoparticles could serve as a positive control for COVID-19 tests

Coronavirus-like nanoparticles could serve as a positive control for COVID-19 tests

Scientists reprogram a common bacterium to make designer sugar-based drug

Scientists reprogram a common bacterium to make designer sugar-based drug

Researchers explore early stages of ribosome formation to identify new targets for antibiotics

Researchers explore early stages of ribosome formation to identify new targets for antibiotics

New vaccination strategy could eliminate the bacteria that cause UTIs

New vaccination strategy could eliminate the bacteria that cause UTIs

Catalent to Acquire Delphi Genetics and Launch US Plasmid Manufacturing Site to Establish Global pDNA Development and Manufacturing Capabilities

Catalent to Acquire Delphi Genetics and Launch US Plasmid Manufacturing Site to Establish Global pDNA Development and Manufacturing Capabilities

Catalent to Acquire Delphi Genetics and Launch US Plasmid Manufacturing Site to Establish Global pDNA Development and Manufacturing Capabilities

Catalent to Acquire Delphi Genetics and Launch US Plasmid Manufacturing Site to Establish Global pDNA Development and Manufacturing Capabilities

Researchers use Doppler to look inside living cells, track their metabolic activity

Researchers use Doppler to look inside living cells, track their metabolic activity

Travelers to the tropics are more prone to acquiring superbacteria than previously thought

Travelers to the tropics are more prone to acquiring superbacteria than previously thought

International travelers are vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria

International travelers are vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria

Study: Interbacterial toxins may contribute to bacterial genetic diversity

Study: Interbacterial toxins may contribute to bacterial genetic diversity