News tagged with gut bacteria

Bile sends mixed signals to E. coli

Bile secretions in the small intestine send signals to disease-causing gut bacteria allowing them to change their behaviour to maximise their chances of surviving, says Dr Steve Hamner, presenting his work at the Society ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Viruses can turn harmless E. coli dangerous

For her doctorate, Camilla Sekse studied how viral DNA can be transmitted from pathogenic to non-pathogenic E. coli. Viruses that infect bacteria in this way are called bacteriophages. Her findings reveal that such transmission ...

dateApr 16, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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