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How fast do chemical trains move in living cells?

The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement (diffusion) of molecules needed for a given reaction. Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Two isolates from E. coli outbreak available

An outbreak of Escherichia coli causing a severe illness called hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) began in Germany on May 2, 2011 and has killed more than 20 people and sickened more than 2,000. The organism causing the outbreak ...

dateJun 11, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Finding E. coli’s Achilles heel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Thanks to the work of a Simon Fraser University researcher and two of his students, science is closer to finding a new way of combatting infections caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) and other related bacteria.

dateNov 10, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Harnessing the power of killer bacteria

(Phys.org) -- Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered new clues about a potential weapon in the fight against a dangerous superbug which is becoming increasingly resistant to usual forms ...

dateJun 19, 2012 in Biochemistry
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When intestinal bacteria go surfing

The bacterium Escherichia coli is part of the healthy human intestinal flora. However, E. coli also has pathogenic relatives that trigger diarrhea illnesses: enterohemorrhagic E.coli bacteria. During the course of an inf ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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UTIs becoming harder to treat

Genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics can be transferred between humans and other animals, say researchers writing in this month's issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The findings will help health expert ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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