Researchers have analyzed what happens when a species of Yersinia switches into attack mode.

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis is transmitted via contaminated food. When it arrives in the intestine of the warm-blooded host, it secretes the cytotoxic necrotizing factor (CnfY) toxin, which triggers acute inflammatory reactions and increases the effect of other
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A cellular recycling process can help combat Salmonella, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.

This process, called autophagy, could also prevent other bacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Shigella, and Staphylococcus from developing. The analysis of the complex molecular interactions between bacteria and human cells provides clues as to
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Scientists have made a discovery which could lead to finding ways to stop the spread of certain bacteria that cause food poisoning.

Many bacteria can swim, allowing them to infect and spread in the case of pathogenic species. Almost all swimming species of bacteria move using corkscrew-like propellers called flagella.
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Every year more than 400,000 people in America get sick from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria, which cause more serious illnesses than other pathogens found in food.

People infected by antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria can develop symptoms that are harder treat and more severe, leading to more hospitalizations and deaths
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