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The buzzy Silicon Valley startup is converting from chapter 11 to chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means it'll cease operations and liquidate. uBiome once convinced VCs that testing poop was worth $600 million.
Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, can cause deadly brain swelling. The infection killed a 10-year-old Texas girl who swam in the Brazos river.
Poop-testing startup uBiome was once valued at $600 million by Silicon Valley’s top VCs. It just filed for bankruptcy.
The poop-testing firm said it hopes to entice an investor to purchase it for its scientific knowledge. It also aims to sell its sole remaining product at CVS.
A woman is the first to die from an Atlanta outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an extreme form of pneumonia that can spread through shower heads...
People who are older than 50 and those who have weakened immune systems from cancer, diabetes, or other conditions are at risk for the disease.
A woman’s limbs were amputated after her dogs licked her and gave her a bacterial infection. Most dogs carry the same bacteria.
Capnocytophaga canimorsus can cause flu-like symptoms. People with weakened immune systems are most susceptible.
Gym equipment, locker room floors, and community yoga mats can host germs that cause skin conditions like warts, staph infections, and athlete's foot.
The more variety of bacteria in your gut, the less likely it is for one to be dominant enough for you to get sick.
In a Facebook post, Cheryl Bennett Wiygul described how her dad went from swimming in the ocean to the ICU in a matter of 48 hours.
One-third of Americans admit that they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here’s why you should.
Public restrooms are covered in fecal bacteria. The CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stay clean.
Bacteria from faeces has been found in bottled water from a second Malaysian manufacturer – here’s what drinking it does to your body
In serious cases, it can cause death.