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Canadian E. Coli Cases Double
2012-10-08 05:07:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of people who have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef products originating from a Canadian plant has doubled, while revelations that the facility failed to follow its own safety protocols and questions regarding health officials' handling of the situation emerged over the weekend. According to Reuters reporter Rod Nickel, there were 10 confirmed illnesses in the case as of Saturday night, including three in...

Escherichia Coli under the microscope
2012-09-20 06:24:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Michigan State University researchers and colleagues from the University of Texas and the University of Calgary have documented the step-by-step process in which organisms evolve new functions. The study results are revealed through an in-depth, genomics-based analysis that decodes how E. coli bacteria figured out how to supplement a traditional diet of glucose with an extra course of citrate. “It´s pretty nifty to see...

2012-09-10 23:15:43

A University of Illinois microbial engineer has synthesized a sugar in human milk that is thought to protect babies from pathogens. That's important because 2FL, the shorthand scientists use to describe this human milk oligosaccharide (HMO), has not been added to infant formula because HMOs are incredibly expensive. "We know these oligosaccharides play a vital role in developing a breast-fed baby's gut microbiota and in strengthening their immunity. 2FL (2-fucosyllactose) is the most...

Deadly E. coli Strain Unscrambled
2012-07-27 13:11:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “The emergence of novel pathogens poses a major public health threat causing widespread epidemics in susceptible populations.” This is the opening theme proposed by researchers who studied a deadly form of E. coli in hopes that it would prevent another public health outbreak in the future. In particular, a group of researchers from Michigan State University revealed that they were able to decode the strain of deadly...

Critical Cell Fights E. Coli
2012-07-17 05:38:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ongoing E. coli outbreaks continue to infiltrate the food supply, despite numerous efforts to thwart the bacteria. However, researchers report that they are now gaining the upper hand. Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have discovered a molecule's previously unknown role in fighting off E. coli and other bacterial infections, a discovery that could lead to new ways to protect people from these...


Latest Escherichia coli Reference Libraries

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2011-04-18 21:37:33

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. It is the most important member of the Klebsiella genus of Enterobacteriaceae. It is naturally occurring in soil and about 30% of strains can fix nitrogen in anaerobic conditions. Hans Christian Gram developed the technique now known as Gram staining in 1884 to discriminate between K. pneumoniae and...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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