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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...

2012-07-13 23:03:42

A new law signed into effect by President Obama this week is expected to assist researchers in developing new antibiotics for the most difficult to treat bacteria infections. Called the GAIN Act (Generating Antibiotics Incentives Now), the law provides incentives for companies to develop completely new antibiotics that can treat the most challenging bacterial infections that have become resistant to current treatments. Radnor, PA-based PolyMedix is one company that hopes to benefit from the...

2012-07-09 10:07:58

Humans have known for centuries that copper is a potent weapon against infection. New research shows that the bacteria that cause serious urinary tract infections "know" this, too, and steal copper to prevent the metal from being used against them. Blocking this thievery with a drug may significantly improve patients' chances of fighting off infections, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings appear online July 8 in Nature Chemical...


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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