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E. coli superbug strains can persist in healthy women's guts

Added: 23.07.2019 23:22 | 20 views | 0 comments

A study of over 1,000 healthy women with no urinary tract infection symptoms showed nearly 9% carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. Additional findings highlight likely reasons behind the pandemic of resistant E. coli strains. They show the value of checking a patients' carrier-status to predict resistant infections, and the need to re-think the clinical significance of bacteria in the urine without symptoms, because pandemic strains can be highly pathogenic to the urinary system and treatment resistant.

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Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby's immune system

Added: 23.07.2019 18:20 | 12 views | 0 comments

Getting up close -- and a little dirty -- with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who've further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria.

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How diet quality affects the colon's microbiome

Added: 23.07.2019 17:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

New research has now examined the bacterial composition of the colonic mucosa of individuals who follow low and high quality diets.

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Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa

Added: 23.07.2019 17:49 | 2 views | 0 comments

Studying the association between diet quality and microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa revealed that a high-quality diet is linked to more potentially beneficial bacteria, while a low-quality diet is associated with an increase in potentially harmful bacteria.

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Sewage is also part of ‘sun, surf, and sand’ at America’s dirtiest beaches, study finds

Added: 23.07.2019 17:16 | 6 views | 0 comments

A study looked at the number of days in 2018 that the water had bacteria counts exceeding Environmental Protection Agency standards.

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Utah resident dies after weight-loss surgery in Mexico, 7 others sickened: health officials

Added: 23.07.2019 15:56 | 9 views | 0 comments

The other patients recovered from the antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection.

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There's 'poop in the water' at America's dirtiest beaches. Is yours on the list?

Added: 23.07.2019 9:16 | 9 views | 0 comments

A new report lists beaches in 29 coastal and Great Lakes states prone to bacteria counts that can make you sick.

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Toxin responsible for Legionella growth identified

Added: 22.07.2019 23:17 | 14 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists has discovered that the toxin SidJ in Legionella bacteria enforces a unique modification on human proteins and helps legionella grow inside human cells. SidJ hijacks human protein Calmodulin to its own advantage in one of the classic examples of pathogenic bacteria exploiting the human molecular machinery and turning it against us. This makes SidJ an ideal target to curb Legionella infection.

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Vampire algae killer's genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels

Added: 22.07.2019 18:25 | 13 views | 0 comments

New DNA analysis has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. With the evocative name Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, the predatory pest sucks out the contents of the algae cells (thus the vampire reference) and reduces a productive, thriving, green algae pond to a vat of rotting sludge.

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