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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.
Protecting foods with antimicrobial, plant-based food wrap

Protecting foods with antimicrobial, plant-based food wrap

Scientists restructure the genome of E. coli using fragments extracted from mummy

Scientists restructure the genome of E. coli using fragments extracted from mummy

A new breakthrough in the quest to improve photosynthesis in certain crops

A new breakthrough in the quest to improve photosynthesis in certain crops

Study shows how T cell-derived interleukin-22 promotes antibacterial defense of colonic crypts

Study shows how T cell-derived interleukin-22 promotes antibacterial defense of colonic crypts

Rockefeller scientists reveal how a narrow-spectrum antibiotic selectively targets C. diff

Rockefeller scientists reveal how a narrow-spectrum antibiotic selectively targets C. diff

Bacteria form distinctive lane-like patterns when constrained to a channel

Bacteria form distinctive lane-like patterns when constrained to a channel

Nanotranslator enables communication between two different living microorganisms

Nanotranslator enables communication between two different living microorganisms

Sustainable Food Packaging that Protects Food from Microbes

Sustainable Food Packaging that Protects Food from Microbes

A cryptic molecule can awaken killer viruses from their slumber

A cryptic molecule can awaken killer viruses from their slumber

Researchers develop and demonstrate new procedure for controlling directed evolution

Researchers develop and demonstrate new procedure for controlling directed evolution

Researchers discover a sustainable approach for drug development

Researchers discover a sustainable approach for drug development

Producing New Antibiotics Through Gene Editing

Producing New Antibiotics Through Gene Editing

Scientists discover “resistance gene” in harmful E. coli bacteria

Scientists discover “resistance gene” in harmful E. coli bacteria

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