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How E. Coli Get the Power to Cause Urinary Tract Infections

May 3, 2024

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Read time:

5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Women are especially prone to Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs. Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School are investigating how bacteria gain a foothold in otherwise healthy individuals, particularly how Escherichia coli, or E. coli—responsible for most UTIs—reproduces so quickly despite the near sterile environment of fresh urine.

 

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