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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.
Using E.Coli to bring 3D Printing to Life

Using E.Coli to bring 3D Printing to Life

Researchers fine-tune an additional system for more efficient gene editing

Researchers fine-tune an additional system for more efficient gene editing

‘Smart’ food packaging material kills microbes and keeps food fresh

‘Smart’ food packaging material kills microbes and keeps food fresh

Scientists test the accuracy of enzymes that copy DNA under weightlessness

Scientists test the accuracy of enzymes that copy DNA under weightlessness

Harnessing the wonders of biology and chemistry to turn glucose into olefins

Harnessing the wonders of biology and chemistry to turn glucose into olefins

Study analyzes electrostatic interactions of proteins in Escherichia coli

Study analyzes electrostatic interactions of proteins in Escherichia coli

Improving our Understanding of Bacterial Membranes

Improving our Understanding of Bacterial Membranes

New program can help to correctly interpret the genetic code of newly sequenced organisms

New program can help to correctly interpret the genetic code of newly sequenced organisms

Study: Forgotten antibiotic led to lower selection of resistant bacteria

Study: Forgotten antibiotic led to lower selection of resistant bacteria

Study reveals the complex architecture of the outer membrane of bacteria

Study reveals the complex architecture of the outer membrane of bacteria

Researchers reveal how bacteria make liquid protein droplets to survive harsh environments

Researchers reveal how bacteria make liquid protein droplets to survive harsh environments

Research illustrates the complex mechanism of bacterial innate immunity

Research illustrates the complex mechanism of bacterial innate immunity

Researchers use cryo-electron microscopy to resolve 3D structure of protein nanoparticle

Researchers use cryo-electron microscopy to resolve 3D structure of protein nanoparticle

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