News tagged with e coli
(Medical Xpress)—A research team, led by Jeremy Barr, a biology post-doctoral fellow, unveils a new immune system that protects humans and animals from infection.
Immunology May 20, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (30) | 9 |
Study IDs key protein for cell death, offers way to kill cancer cells by forcing them into programmed-death pathway
When cells suffer too much DNA damage, they are usually forced to undergo programmed cell death, or apoptosis. However, cancer cells often ignore these signals, flourishing even after chemotherapy drugs have ...
Genetics May 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (9) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Women suffering from recurring urinary tract infections may carry a particularly hearty strain of E. coli bacteria that flourishes in both the gut and the bladder, and can migrate back and forth ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
An analysis of more than 33,000 cases of foodborne illness shows that ground beef and chicken have caused more hospitalizations than other meats.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas and other Farm Rich products because of a possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.
Health Mar 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Sometimes you just can't resist a tiny piece of chocolate cake. Even the most health-conscious eaters find themselves indulging in junk foods from time to time. New research by scientists at the University of Massachusetts ...
Medical research Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Experts have warned of the growing risk of travellers to India, China and South East Asia bringing home E.coli infections that are immune to treatment with a normal course of antibiotic tablets.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Antibiotic resistance has been recognised in recent years as a major healthcare problem, however, a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reviewing the issue on a global scale, concludes that, not enough attention is giv ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
According to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), people who became ill during the Walkerton, Ontario, Escherichia coli O157:H7outbreak were not at greater risk of heart disease or stroke 10 years l ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Wegmans is recalling its Organic Spinach and Spring Mix salads because it may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—State health officials say contact with animals is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak linked to North Carolina county fair.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A subsidiary of a Brazilian-based company is taking over management of XL Foods, the Alberta plant at the heart of one of the largest beef recalls in Canada's history.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
As a result of concerns about antibiotic resistance, doctors in the United States are increasingly prescribing newer, more costly and more powerful antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, one of the most common illnesses ...
Medications Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—For most of their natural lives, red blood cells hide safely under the radar of the body's immune system, thanks to a cloak of "don't eat me" protein called CD47. Ching-An Peng of Michigan ...
Cancer Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Friday that it has temporarily shut a meatpacking plant linked to contaminated beef products that have been distributed across Canada and the United States.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Escherichia coli (commonly E. coli; pronounced /ˌɛʃɪˈrɪkiə ˈkoʊlaɪ/, /iː ~/, and named for its discoverer), is a Gram negative bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms). Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some, such as serotype O157:H7, can cause serious food poisoning in humans, and are occasionally responsible for costly product recalls. The harmless strains are part of the normal flora of the gut, and can benefit their hosts by producing vitamin K2, or by preventing the establishment of pathogenic bacteria within the intestine.
E. coli are not always confined to the intestine, and their ability to survive for brief periods outside the body makes them an ideal indicator organism to test environmental samples for fecal contamination. The bacteria can also be grown easily and its genetics are comparatively simple and easily-manipulated or duplicated through a process of metagenics, making it one of the best-studied prokaryotic model organisms, and an important species in biotechnology and microbiology.
E. coli was discovered by German pediatrician and bacteriologist Theodor Escherich in 1885, and is now classified as part of the Enterobacteriaceae family of gamma-proteobacteria.
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