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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 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

Hidden genes in bacteriophages may be key to the development of new antibiotics

Hidden genes in bacteriophages may be key to the development of new antibiotics

Toxin-antitoxin systems negatively control plasmid replication

Toxin-antitoxin systems negatively control plasmid replication

Study explores why Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections are so dangerous

Study explores why Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections are so dangerous

Scientists identify new weapon to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Scientists identify new weapon to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

Study reveals novel dimension in the study of protein-protein interactions

Study reveals novel dimension in the study of protein-protein interactions

Novel model reveals how bacteria behave in multiple scenarios with usual spatial patterns

Novel model reveals how bacteria behave in multiple scenarios with usual spatial patterns

New microrobots show promise for future medical applications

New microrobots show promise for future medical applications

Study may lead to novel organisms that are more efficient at converting plants into biofuels

Study may lead to novel organisms that are more efficient at converting plants into biofuels

Study shows how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics

Study shows how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics

New strategy can speed up the development of bio-based products

New strategy can speed up the development of bio-based products