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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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Immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment is facilitated by dietary tryptophan metabolite synthesized by Lactobacillus reuteri

Immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment is facilitated by dietary tryptophan metabolite synthesized by Lactobacillus reuteri

Study illuminates how patients with variants in the PTPN2 gene develop IBD

Study illuminates how patients with variants in the PTPN2 gene develop IBD

Highly complementary, biologically relevant protein-protein interactions can evolve entirely by chance

Highly complementary, biologically relevant protein-protein interactions can evolve entirely by chance

Is mRNA decoding in humans structurally and kinetically distinct from bacteria?

Is mRNA decoding in humans structurally and kinetically distinct from bacteria?

Probiotic E. coli secretes proteins of therapeutic value into its surroundings

Probiotic E. coli secretes proteins of therapeutic value into its surroundings

Utilizing a molecular syringe for the delivery of functional proteins into human cells with high efficiency

Utilizing a molecular syringe for the delivery of functional proteins into human cells with high efficiency

A novel approach for analyzing foodborne zoonotic E. coli

A novel approach for analyzing foodborne zoonotic E. coli

UQ researchers lead new study on bacteria that cause sepsis

UQ researchers lead new study on bacteria that cause sepsis

Tulane receives up to $16 million to move nasal pneumonia vaccine from the lab to clinical trials

Tulane receives up to $16 million to move nasal pneumonia vaccine from the lab to clinical trials

International trade of colistin in animal feed continues unabated

International trade of colistin in animal feed continues unabated

Why are colon cancer rates in young people rising?

Why are colon cancer rates in young people rising?

Multiplex PCR panels associated with reduced administration of antibiotics to hospitalized GI patients

Multiplex PCR panels associated with reduced administration of antibiotics to hospitalized GI patients

Researchers design a virus-resistant, more useful E. coli bacteria

Researchers design a virus-resistant, more useful E. coli bacteria

New study focuses on genetic diversity of E. coli bacteria in hospitalized patients

New study focuses on genetic diversity of E. coli bacteria in hospitalized patients

Prevalence and clinical outcomes of viral and bacterial coinfections in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Prevalence and clinical outcomes of viral and bacterial coinfections in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Evaluating how bacterial therapeutics may synergize with existing anti-cancer therapies

Evaluating how bacterial therapeutics may synergize with existing anti-cancer therapies

Innovative method to spot bacteria in blood, wastewater, and more

Innovative method to spot bacteria in blood, wastewater, and more

Regulations limiting antibiotics in livestock can significantly impact human health

Regulations limiting antibiotics in livestock can significantly impact human health

Is gut microbiome lipid metabolism a determinant of human health?

Is gut microbiome lipid metabolism a determinant of human health?

New method for capturing moments during protein translation

New method for capturing moments during protein translation

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