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WINNIPEG - A water warning was lifted for Winnipeg's 700,000 residents Thursday, although officials couldn't say why tests for E. coli came back positive in the first place."The province'smedical offi...
EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says 122 people across the province have been diagnosed with potentially dangerous E. coli germs over the past month.The health agency says the type of bacteria foun...
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The value of good germs has been known for decades. This was epitomized last month when an international group of researchers illustrated how the use of genetically modified probiotics could prevent chronic disease. Using only a specifically designed bacterium, they could prevent obesity in mice giving them a healthier life.
In terms of statistics, 12 per cent grew antibiotic resistance and became marginalized from others. Twenty-eight per cent of the population chose a wealthy style, happily living in their gated biofilms. Half of all the bacteria decided to take a middle-class lifestyle, choosing an easy nutrient source and never engaging in any extreme activity.
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UBC scientists may have won a battle in the ongoing fight against antibiotic resistance. Researchers with the university have found that a peptide known as 1018 can help prevent bacteria from causing...
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According to a recent study, hospitals aren't the only places where the multi-drug-resistant bacteria E. coli may be lurking. The results of the investigation confirm what most germophobes already kno...
More types of plants -- pine isn't universal -- should be tested for their effectiveness and a list of potential water filtration trees to be sought out and cultivated should be formed. If that comes to pass, then a new boom of tree planting may begin.
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Unlike humans, who need on average 20 years between generations, these small creatures only need about 20 minutes to foster offspring. This means that the bacterium can evolve some 500,000 times faster than us. This rapid rate offers the prime opportunity to explore some of the deeper mysteries and perhaps even offer mechanisms to best predict when evolution might happen to us.
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to avoid certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.The CFIA says there have...
A provincial judge says a local government in B.C.'s North Okanagan didn't do enough to protect citizens from contaminated water during an E. coli outbreak. The Regional District of the Nor...
There are a number of human financial gurus working to help you become wealthy, and their advice is based on years if not decades of knowledge and experience. However, there are a number of microbial economic geniuses who have centuries of expertise developing "economic" success. Germs seem to have knowledge to keep economies solid.
Of all the places to which sun seekers migrate, none is as popular as the beach or swimming pool. For many, there is nothing quite like becoming one with the water. Unfortunately, the escape comes with its own challenges, namely that of infections.
SASKATOON - Canada's food watchdog is planning to impose tougher rules to deal with the threat of E. coli in slaughterhouses.Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency wi...
FREDERICTON - Health officials in New Brunswick say five confirmed cases of E. coli 0157 in the province are linked.Dr. Eilish Cleary, the chief medical officer of health, says laboratory results show...