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Posts tagged E. Coli

April 16, 2014

 

A coffee mug filled with roasted coffee beans

Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

August 14, 2013

 

newborn baby sleeping in black and white photo

Is It Healthy To Be Born With Bacteria?

Did you know we might be born with our own gut bacteria?

January 7, 2013

 

spider silk holding down a plant

What Is Spider Silk?

What's five times as strong as steel, twice as tough as Kevlar, and can be stretched over thirty percent in length without breaking?

September 10, 2009

 

Inside man's open mouth

Why We Need Bacteria

Come to find out, bacteria is not all that bad. In fact, it's quite necessary for human life to thrive.

April 23, 2009

 

Magnified e. coli toxin

Molecular Toxin Removal

There could be a molecular solution to treating cholera---a disease that affects millions of people around the world.

October 21, 2004

 

Swimming With Germs

How clean is the average backyard pool is? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 14, 2004

 

Scoop That Poop

Scooping that poop is more important than you thought. Learn about the gross effects of not cleaning up your dog's fecal matter.

September 27, 2003

 

Learning about Irradiation

Radiation is supposed to be bad for you, right? So why did the federal government recently pass legislation allowing schools to serve irradiated meat to kids?

September 27, 2003

 

The Battle over Iron

We all know we need iron to live. How else would our blood carry oxygen to our lungs? And cells need iron in order to multiply. The problem is that our cells aren’t the only ones who need iron in order to thrive. Cancer cells and microorganisms like E. Coli and staph need iron too.

September 27, 2003

 

handwash

Dirty Hands

Does regularly washing your hands get rid of germs?

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