This coating for surfaces could prevent food poisoning

A new titanium dioxide coating "can add an additional layer of prevention to help stop the spread of foodborne contamination."

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: bacteria salmonella e-coli science-and-technology health-and-medicine coatings food-poisoning

Tiny device detects harmful bacteria in blood

A tiny device that detects bacteria in blood could help diagnose and fight deadly infections, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 23, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: bacteria drug-resistance e-coli blood infections health-and-medicine

Lab tests may misdiagnose 50% of diarrhea’s bacterial causes in kids

Conventional culture-based lab tests may misdiagnose as many as half of the microbial causes of diarrhea diseases in children

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Nov. 25, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: microbes microbiomes e-coli childrens-health pathogens health-and-medicine digestive-system

Microscope maps show how protein ‘traffic’ leaves E. Coli cells

New research may upend ideas about how proteins travel out of E. Coli cells, which could help in the treatment of disease.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
June 26, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: e-coli cells proteins science-and-technology microscopes

‘Extra’ enzymes boost E. coli resistance at low pH

Studying E. coli at neutral pH in the lab might not give us a full sense of their powers against antibiotics.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
April 15, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: bacteria drug-resistance enzymes e-coli health-and-medicine urinary-tract-infections

Probiotics can evolve inside the body

Probiotics adapt to the gut, research finds. "...what you put in your body is not necessarily what's going to be there even a couple hours later."

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
March 29, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: evolution bacteria gut-bacteria microbiomes e-coli probiotics drug-development featured health-and-medicine

Atomic microscope offers peek at how cells behave

A new microscope is giving scientists a closer look at cell behavior. What they find could one day help create targeted drugs that have fewer side effects.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Nov. 8, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: e-coli cells science-and-technology microscopes

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