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  • Researchers Find Sweet Solution to Kill E. coli in Drinking Water
    Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water. York University researcher Sushanta Mitra says the "DipTreat" discovery will be key to developing a new generation of inexpensive and portable water ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Simple Food Additive Slows E. coli Poisoning
    Polysorbate, a safe additive found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics, has been proven to slow the toxic effects of E. coli poisoning. Had this discovery been known before the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany, doctors may have had one more tool to save some of ...More
    November 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Enzyme is Crucial for Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant E. coli Infections
    Research by bioscientists at the University of Kent and the University of Queensland is expected to pave the way for new approaches to kill bacteria that no longer respond to conventional antibiotics. In a paper published by Scientific Reports, Kent's Dr. Mark Shepherd and ...More
    October 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • Purdue Scientists Have Bright Idea for Detecting Harmful Bacteria in Food Products
    Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark. Purdue University researchers have engineered a bacteriophage called NanoLuc -- a ...More
    October 12, 2016 Posted in News
  • Food-Poisoning Bacteria May Be Behind Crohn's Disease
    People who retain a particular bacterium in their gut after a bout of food poisoning may be at an increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease later in life, according to a new study led by researchers at McMaster University. Using a mouse model of Crohn’s ...More
    October 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
    September 23, 2016 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
    September 15, 2016 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
    September 6, 2016 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
    August 31, 2016 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
    August 30, 2016 Posted in News
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