E Coli News
A colony on your phone: With E.coli and S.aureus, your smartphone is as dirty as your toilet seat
Your smartphones may look all clean and shiny but they are as dirty as your toilet seat and are laced with colonies of the E.coli and S.aureus bacteria. This becomes even truer if you have carry your smartphone to the bathroom for any reason.
Wearing shoes in the house is gross, according to the scientists who study indoor contaminants
People spend up to 90 per cent of their time indoors, so the question of whether or not to wear shoes in the house is not a trivial one
Laser-based method to detect antibiotic resistant bacteria invented by UK scientists
The method could quickly differentiate between antibiotic-resistant and -sensitive strains of the widely-prevalent bacterial pathogen.
Study suggests green tea extracts could reduce risk of infection with diarrhoea-causing norovirus
Scientists also found that green tea extract in combination with chitosan films can reduce levels of bacteria such as E coli and L innocua to undetectable levels after 24 hours of exposure
Can coronavirus stay viable on food and infect you? Understanding the novel virus is important to answers these questions
Experts say there’s no evidence that COVID-19 sickens people through their digestive systems.
Here’s a look at some of the bugs that cause diarrhoea and the climate they thrive in
Research shows that diarrhoea follows specific seasonal patterns that can vary with geographical location and climate.
The humble tea towel in your kitchen is harbouring some nasty bacteria
University of Mauritius researchers collected 100 tea towels and cultured the bacteria from them to identify the types and load of bacteria.
Scientists solve the mystery of how salmonella bacteria infects plants
Salmonella sneaks in through a tiny gap created when a lateral root branches out.
Women in Science: Molecular biophysicist R Mahalakshmi on solving the century-old protein-folding problem
But how do proteins fold? What decides their structure and what makes them stay folded? Mahalakshmi is one of the many scientists in the world trying to solve the century-old protein-folding problem.
Researchers use CRISPR gene editing to disrupt antibiotic-resistance in bacteria
The method doesn’t make permanent genome changes, affecting expression of bacterial genes instead
Fish breeding often involves use of antibiotics, chemicals which harm human health and alter ecosystem
Antibiotics affect all the flora and fauna around the fish farms and alter the ecosystem. Nobody is safe anymore. First you eat the fish. Then it eats you.
Water samples from food vendors in South Mumbai contaminated with E-coli bacteria
It's the rainy season and the most common problem the urban residents face across Indian towns and cities is through contaminated water.
Anti-biotic resistant bacteria found in Aligarh hospital sewage
A deadly bacteria variant known as NDM-4, which is also called the "super bug", has been found by the medical researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University from the hospital's sewage.