Researchers have demonstrated that individual E. coli cells can sense the mechanical environment via voltage-induced calcium fluxes, a mechanism similar to that seen in vertebrate’s sensory neurons.
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Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine examined the role of yersiniabactin (Ybt) in copper import in bacteria. Their findings indicate that bacteria are able to utilize Ybt to obtain copper as a source of nutrition.
Researchers have discovered that compounds altering transmembrane potential in Xenopus laevis may improve resistance to E. coli infection.
New research suggests it may be possible to quickly and accurately diagnose drug-resistant bacteria utilizing equipment already owned by hospitals.
Research has suggested that bacteriophages derived and manipulated from ExPEC reservoirs are capable of combating infections caused by E.coli ‘superbugs’.
How can we ensure products remain pathogen free? In this editorial, the authors discuss the most common causes of food-borne illnesses, methods by which contamination is traditionally detected and what current research has to offer, specifically in the field of nanoscience.
Mark Blaskovich, Principal Investigator and Program Coordinator for the Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD) discusses his work towards uncovering compounds with antibiotic potential and shares his thoughts on the best strategies to tackle antibiotic resistance moving forwards.
Could probiotics be used to treat Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)? This review discusses ETEC pathogenesis, its modulation by human gastrointestinal cues and novel preventive strategies such as probiotics.