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Reprograming E.coli to fight human pathogens

A new type of E. coli bacterium has been developed that can even kill off slimy groups of bacteria called biofilms that are responsible for many hard-to-treat infections in people.

Modified E. Coli bacteria can produce diesel fuel

Researchers have given e.coli bacteria a desired use by genetically modifying them to change sugar into an oil close enough to diesel that can be used in engines. Scaling up this process could be an alternative to fossil fuels.

Millions of Rich Products recalled in rare E-coli break-out

Buffalo - More than 10 million pounds of snack foods and other products linked to a rare and potentially dangerous outbreak of E. coli poisoning are being held back and recalled by Rich Products Corp. of Buffalo, New York.

Farm Rich frozen foods recall expanded due to E. coli risk

Rich Products Corporation is expanding on an earlier recall of some of its products due to risk of E. coli. It is an extensive expansion and includes products produced at a Georgia-based facility.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease linked to 'bad' bacteria

Researchers have discovered a biological mechanism by which harmful bacteria grow and edge out beneficial bacteria, thereby damaging the gut in inflammatory bowel disease.

US beef industry puts consumer at risk according to study (video)

The Kansas City Star has been running a study about the US beef industry and it's use of a tenderizing technology which, among other things, is becoming a severe health risk to consumers.

Scientists insert 500 million-year-old bacteria gene into E. coli

Scientists have resurrected a 500-million-year-old bacterial gene and inserted it into modern E. coli bacteria. The new chimera bacteria have grown for more than 1,000 generations and have given scientists opportunity to observe a replay of evolution.

Over 40K pounds of ground beef recalled due to E.coli concerns

A ground beef recall has been issued by Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. The company, based in Nebraska, is recalling approximately 40,948 pounds of ground beef products due to a possibility of E.coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food recall system under attack, including E. coli screenings

Washington - The U.S. food industry is pushing once again to have recalls of its products ended. This push includes screening for the dangerous E.coli bug.

German E. coli outbreak, case confirmed in Scotland

Health officials in Scotland have confirmed that there has been at least one case of E. coli 0104 detected in a man who travelled in Germany.

10 dead, Over 1,000 Sickened in German E. Coli Outbreak

BBC reports that at least ten are dead in Germany, and hundreds of others sickened, after an E. Coli outbreak affected cucumbers in Germany, and other European countries.

Study: E.coli contamination found on half of shopping carts Special

On your next trip to the grocery store, be aware, much more than groceries may be riding in your shopping cart. More bacteria exists in these carts than in public bathrooms or on a city bus, and children may be the most at risk.

The truth behind what's inside hot dogs Special

Hamburg - Whether you call it a frankfurter, hot dog or wiener it's a cooked sausage and a year-round favorite. They can be made from beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or a combination- the label must state which. But does it always? What exactly is the ingredient MSM?

Report: Some ice cream contains 'alarming' levels of bacteria

An investigation conducted this past week by the Toronto Star found high levels of bacteria in some sampled soft-serve ice cream sold in Toronto.

10 million people in S.African industrial heartland threatened by polluted river

South Africa's Vaal river -- the only fresh-water source for 10-million people in the country's industrial heartland - is so polluted you can walk across the sewerage waste...' warned a water-engineer this week.

Frozen Beef Products Being Recalled

A meat company located in Elizabeth, New Jersey is doing a voluntary recall of 331,582 pounds of frozen ground beef, stating that these products may contain E. coli 0157:H7. There are reports of six people that have fallen ill from eating the meat.

E.coli bacteria found in water

E.coli bacteria found in water at UBC test site, but could be false positive.

3rd Death Confirmed From Spinach

3rd death linked to E. coli outbreak from tainted spinach
 

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According to the World Health Organization, Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a common bacterium usually found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and humans, though some strains, such as enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), spread by contaminated foods, can cause severe illness.
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