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Horizontal gene transfer in E. coli

Escherichia coli O104 is an emergent disease-causing bacterium various strains of which are becoming increasingly well known and troublesome. The pathogen causes bloody diarrhea as well as and potentially fatal kidney damage, ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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What motivates men who kill police?

Who intentionally seeks to kill a policeman and why? In 2014 the rate of policemen purposely killed in the line of duty in the U.S. was nearly 1.5 times greater than in 2013. These incidents and what may have motivated the ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Micro-5: Gut reactions in space

Our guts literally teem with beneficial bacteria. But not all bacteria are harmless. Disease-causing bacteria, known as pathogens, can infect our intestines, causing illness or even death. Bacterial pathogens can contaminate ...

dateFeb 24, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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