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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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Scientists investigate pathogen transmission and awareness of common wildlife-associated zoonoses

Scientists investigate pathogen transmission and awareness of common wildlife-associated zoonoses

New DNA-cutting tool could advance gene editing for novel treatments

New DNA-cutting tool could advance gene editing for novel treatments

Scientists engineer powerful novel anti-microbial molecules from wasp venom

Scientists engineer powerful novel anti-microbial molecules from wasp venom

Powerful antimicrobial molecules engineered from toxic proteins in wasp venom

Powerful antimicrobial molecules engineered from toxic proteins in wasp venom

Mass production of SARS-CoV-2 ORF8 protein using a chemical-inducible system in tobacco BY-2 cells

Mass production of SARS-CoV-2 ORF8 protein using a chemical-inducible system in tobacco BY-2 cells

Endocannabinoids in the body can help fight intestinal infections

Endocannabinoids in the body can help fight intestinal infections

Study may explain why cannabis plant can reduce symptoms of various bowel conditions

Study may explain why cannabis plant can reduce symptoms of various bowel conditions

Study identifies potential drug target for dangerous E. coli infections

Study identifies potential drug target for dangerous E. coli infections

A cost-effective scalable production of SARS-CoV-2 RBD in yeast

A cost-effective scalable production of SARS-CoV-2 RBD in yeast

New method quickly shows how antibiotics combine to stop bacterial growth

New method quickly shows how antibiotics combine to stop bacterial growth

Bacterial movement is powered by tiny protein motor

Bacterial movement is powered by tiny protein motor

CityU produces graphene face masks with excellent anti-bacterial efficiency

CityU produces graphene face masks with excellent anti-bacterial efficiency

Important research on SARS-CoV-2 proteins using proximity labeling

Important research on SARS-CoV-2 proteins using proximity labeling

Probiotics may help manage obesity in younger population

Probiotics may help manage obesity in younger population

Genomic analysis of specific E. coli strain can help develop potential vaccines

Genomic analysis of specific E. coli strain can help develop potential vaccines

Researchers develop new tool that acts like colonoscopy

Researchers develop new tool that acts like colonoscopy

A titanium oxide nanowire-based air filter can trap and destroy pathogens

A titanium oxide nanowire-based air filter can trap and destroy pathogens

Researchers investigate the survivability of E. coli bacteria based on fast or slow growth

Researchers investigate the survivability of E. coli bacteria based on fast or slow growth

Synthetic peptide can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics

Synthetic peptide can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics

Could labs that test livestock ease covid testing backlog for people? Well … maybe.

Could labs that test livestock ease covid testing backlog for people? Well … maybe.