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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.
New yeast-bacterium co-culture to synthesize plant hormones for weed control

New yeast-bacterium co-culture to synthesize plant hormones for weed control

ASU receives $12.5 million for the development of new Biological Integration Institute

ASU receives $12.5 million for the development of new Biological Integration Institute

New study on peptides advances research on alternatives to antibiotics

New study on peptides advances research on alternatives to antibiotics

Bacteria-derived curli amyloid fibril promotes neurodegeneration in the host

Bacteria-derived curli amyloid fibril promotes neurodegeneration in the host

Research reveals link between high-fat diet, gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease

Research reveals link between high-fat diet, gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease

Researchers employ 3D holographic microscopy to visualize bioplastic in living cells

Researchers employ 3D holographic microscopy to visualize bioplastic in living cells

Metabolite produced by gut microbes found to be involved in regulating commensal bacteria

Metabolite produced by gut microbes found to be involved in regulating commensal bacteria

Contamination of urban surface water by human waste drives 'superbug' spread

Contamination of urban surface water by human waste drives 'superbug' spread

Microbes help convert plastic trash into vanilla flavor

Microbes help convert plastic trash into vanilla flavor

Pre-trained viruses are more effective in countering antibiotic resistance

Pre-trained viruses are more effective in countering antibiotic resistance

International travelers may pick up AMR genes from different destinations

International travelers may pick up AMR genes from different destinations

New gene editing tool helps analyze the mysterious quirk of bacteria

New gene editing tool helps analyze the mysterious quirk of bacteria

Processed diet reduces gut bacteria and promotes encroachment of microbiota into the intestine

Processed diet reduces gut bacteria and promotes encroachment of microbiota into the intestine

Toxin in potatoes is a divergent of bitter-tasting compound in tomatoes

Toxin in potatoes is a divergent of bitter-tasting compound in tomatoes

Xylem filters from native trees help purify drinking water

Xylem filters from native trees help purify drinking water

Ultrasonic cleaning can clean food more effectively than current washing methods

Ultrasonic cleaning can clean food more effectively than current washing methods

Scientists gain new insights into ribosome formation to identify potential drug targets

Scientists gain new insights into ribosome formation to identify potential drug targets

Interbacterial toxins may contribute to bacterial genetic diversity

Interbacterial toxins may contribute to bacterial genetic diversity

Study uncovers how harmless E.coli gut bacteria turn deadly

Study uncovers how harmless E.coli gut bacteria turn deadly

Research may help better understand the biochemistry underlying catalysis in cells

Research may help better understand the biochemistry underlying catalysis in cells