E. Coli Outbreak
Adaptation to life inside cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A large-scale study of the genetic differences and similarities among E. coli bacteria from cattle and humans indicates that features... more
Adaptation to life in cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Research led by Kyushu University finds that E. coli from cattle share widespread genetic similarities with those that cause food... more
E. coli's secret weapon in launching infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Most types of Escherichia coli are harmless, but the ones that aren't can cause severe life-threatening diarrhea. These problematic bacteria launch infections by inducing intestinal cells to form tiny structures, called pedestals, that anchor... more
Study reveals E. coli's secret weapon in launching infections  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Most types of Escherichia coli are harmless, but the ones that aren't can cause severe life-threatening diarrhea. These problematic bacteria launch infections by inducing intestinal cells to form tiny structures,... more
UVA scientists reveal how E. coli knows to cause the worst possible infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free crevices of... more
Research shows how E. coli knows where and when to begin colonizing the colon  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free... more
How E. coli knows how to cause the worst possible infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The discovery could one day let doctors prevent the infection by allowing E. coli to pass harmlessly through the body. more
E. coli's secret weapon for causing the worst possible infection  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free crevices of your colon to cause the worst... more
Structure elucidation of colibactin and its DNA cross-links  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Colibactin is a complex secondary metabolite produced by some genotoxic gut Escherichia coli strains. The presence of colibactin-producing bacteria correlates with the frequency and severity of colorectal cancer in humans. However, because... more
Many healthy women carry drug-resistant E. coli strains in their guts  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in... more
Cryptic genetic variation accelerates evolution by opening access to diverse adaptive peaks  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Cryptic genetic variation can facilitate adaptation in evolving populations. To elucidate the underlying genetic mechanisms, we used directed evolution in Escherichia coli to accumulate... more
E. coli superbug can live in women’s gut without symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Virulent and multi-drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli can thrive in women’s gut even without any symptoms, a new study found. more
E. coli superbug strains can persist in healthy women's guts  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A study of over 1,000 healthy women with no urinary tract infection symptoms showed nearly 9% carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. Additional findings highlight... more
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