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Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...

2013-05-16 23:04:08

Houston Attorney Terry Bryant has been retained to represent the family of two young boys fighting rare E. coli infections. The two young Brazos County brothers, ages 18 months and 4 years, are from the Bryan College Station area. Houston Texas (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Houston Attorney Terry Bryant has been retained to represent the family of two young boys fighting rare E. coli infections. The two young Brazos County brothers, ages 18 months and 4 years, are from the Bryan College Station...

2013-05-13 23:19:39

In a lawsuit filed late last week, attorneys allege that lettuce sold by California-based Tanimura & Antle led to a Canadian woman's E. coli infection. SEATTLE, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 The family of a Canadian woman who allegedly died after eating E. coli-contaminated lettuce sold by California-based Tanimura & Antle filed a lawsuit against the company late last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. CV13-02140). The lawsuit was filed by...

Role That Flagellum Plays In Helping E. Coli Colonize Rough Surfaces Revealed
2013-04-11 13:06:15

Harvard University New research from Harvard University helps to explain how waterborne bacteria can colonize rough surfaces–even those that have been designed to resist water. A team of materials scientists and microbiologists studied the gut bacterium Escherichia coli, which has many flagella that stick out in all directions. The researchers found that these tails can act as biological grappling hooks, reaching far into nanoscale crevices and latching the bacteria in place....

2013-04-10 13:27:21

Researchers have been able to reconstruct the genome sequence of an outbreak strain of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) using metagenomics (the direct sequencing of DNA extracted from microbiologically complex samples), according to a study in the April 10 issue of JAMA, a Genomics theme issue. The findings highlight the potential of this approach to identify and characterize bacterial pathogens directly from clinical specimens without laboratory culture. "The outbreak of...

2013-03-14 17:21:13

Predictability is often used synonymously with “boring,” as in that story or that outcome was so predictable. For practitioners of synthetic biology seeking to engineer valuable new microbes, however, predictability is the brass ring that must be captured. Researchers with the multi-institutional partnership known as BIOFAB have become the first to grab at least a portion of this ring by unveiling a package of public domain DNA sequences and statistical models that greatly...

2013-03-08 23:03:13

William (Bill) Marler, the Seattle attorney who represents victims of foodborne illness, is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration next month. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 William (Bill) Marler is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration next month. Marler will receive the Distinguished Law Graduate Award at a reception to be...


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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