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Escherichia Coli

  • Researchers Identify Protein Critical in Causing Chronic UTIs
    E. coli bacteria. Courtesy of Scott Hultgren and John Heuser Researchers have identified a potential way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). Their research points to a key protein that bacteria use to latch onto the bladder and cause UTIs, according to ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover, Successfully Treat New Variant of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterium
    Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have discovered a new mutation in a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli that resists clearance by the body’s own immune system by inhibiting white blood cells that ordinarily kill and remove bacteria. In a paper ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Sensor Could Help Fight Bacterial Infections
    Scientists have built a new sensor that can detect the potentially deadly E. coli bacteria in 15 to 20 minutes, much faster than traditional lab tests. E. coli can be transmitted in contaminated food and water, posing particular risks to children and the elderly. In the ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify Multidrug-Resistant E. coli Bacteria from New Jersey Patient
    New Jersey researchers have identified what is believed to be the first strain of Escherichia coli bacteria from a patient in the United States that harbored two mobile genes making it resistant to both broad spectrum carbapenem antibiotics as well as colistin, an older ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Working Toward Better Treatment of Cystitis
    Every year, millions of people are treated for cystitis, but despite its prevalence, the disease is still a scientific mystery. Now a research team from University of Southern Denmark has succeeded in identifying how the bacteria responsible for the disease cause the ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers and Farmers Collaborate to Prevent E. coli Transmission
    A collaborative Michigan State University study involving microbiologists, epidemiologists, animal scientists, veterinarians, graduate students, undergraduates and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit dangerous E. coli bacteria transmissions. ...More
    July 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • E. coli Might Be the Ideal Transport for Next-Gen Vaccines
    Most people recoil at the thought of ingesting E. coli. But what if the headline-grabbing bacteria could be used to fight disease? Researchers experimenting with harmless strains of E. coli -- yes, the majority of E. coli are safe and important to healthy human digestion -- ...More
    July 3, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Improve Biosensors to Detect E. coli
    Washington State University researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria. The research team, led by Yuehe Lin, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, recently published the work in the journal, ...More
    June 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • First Discovery in U.S. of Colistin Resistance in a Human E. coli Infection
    The Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) characterized a transferrable gene for colistin resistance in the United States that may herald the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant ...More
    May 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • Pandemic E. coli Strain H30 Cloaks Its Stealth Strategies
    The difficulty in subduing the pandemic strain of drug-resistant E. coli, called H30, may go beyond patient vulnerability or antibiotic resistance. This form of the disease-pathogen may have an intrinsic ability to cause persistent, harmful, even deadly infections. ...More
    April 19, 2016 Posted in News
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