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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Engineering cellular biology, minus the actual cell, is a growing area of interest in biotechnology and synthetic biology.
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Osaka University-led researchers clarified how pathogenic E. coli bacteria attached to the host intestinal epithelium.
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Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine were the first to publish groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile.
An LSTM led consortium called DRUM has been awarded £3 million to investigate the way in which human behaviour drives the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance
Scripps Research scientists have solved a major problem in chemistry and drug development by using droplet-sized 'miniecosystems' to quickly see if a molecule can function as a potential therapeutic.
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Repeated use of the tea towels in the kitchen may be putting the families at risk of food poisonings finds study.
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Details of an advanced form of CRISPR technology have been published in Nature Communications.
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Gregory Pence, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Philosophy, teaches bioethics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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No parent wants to come home from a picnic or restaurant with a little one whose stomachache turns into much worse.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report titled, “Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce”, stating that it is safe to consume romaine lettuce which was implicated in transmitting a toxic strain of E. coli since March this year.