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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.
Sprayable new super-disinfectant can protect food from bacterial contamination

Sprayable new super-disinfectant can protect food from bacterial contamination

Expanding the CRISPR-based toolbox for extensive genome engineering

Expanding the CRISPR-based toolbox for extensive genome engineering

Inexpensive recombinant protein production induced by urea

Inexpensive recombinant protein production induced by urea

Innovative strategy for studying membrane proteins

Innovative strategy for studying membrane proteins

Cryo-EM solves the decades-old mystery of bacterial movement

Cryo-EM solves the decades-old mystery of bacterial movement

Yeast platform for the production of plant-derived anti-cancer drug

Yeast platform for the production of plant-derived anti-cancer drug

Detecting multiple food poisoning bacteria based on color differences in scattered light from metals

Detecting multiple food poisoning bacteria based on color differences in scattered light from metals

Fabimycin likely to be an effective treatment for drug-resistant bacteria

Fabimycin likely to be an effective treatment for drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers use synthetic polymers as alternatives to nucleate the formation of biofilms

Researchers use synthetic polymers as alternatives to nucleate the formation of biofilms

A Retro-Cascorder device records a cell’s genetic activity in DNA for days at a time

A Retro-Cascorder device records a cell’s genetic activity in DNA for days at a time

New research shows protein movements play an important role in their ability to function

New research shows protein movements play an important role in their ability to function

Research combines robotics and biology to create biohybrid microrobots using E. coli

Research combines robotics and biology to create biohybrid microrobots using E. coli

New bacterial tool improves drug production in bacterial cells

New bacterial tool improves drug production in bacterial cells

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