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 Mycoplasma pneumoniae
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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2007 23:51:40 »
Escherichia coli
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2007 23:56:02 »

http://www.hawaii.edu/hivandaids/Seroprevalence_of_IgG_Antibodies_Against_Chlamydia_pneumoniae_in_Chinese,_Malays.pdf

Chlamydia pneumoniae,

 a bacterium that causes respiratory infections, is probably
under-diagnosed. There is also interest in its possible role in the aetiology of
coronary heart disease.

Sorry Jim Bob, I Wrote the wrong word!
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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #3 on: 26/11/2007 01:16:16 »
Chlamydia Antibodies

I hate to disappointed you but antibodies are proteins produced by B cells , Karen.
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #4 on: 26/11/2007 04:43:12 »
ALL fixed was reading a test and wrote the test and not the bacteria, thanks for calling it to my attention!
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #5 on: 26/11/2007 09:51:43 »
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral shaped bacterium. It lives on the gastric epithelium under the mucus layer of the stomach and duodenum. The bacterium is thought to damage this mucus layer, which is the stomach and duodenum's natural protection from gastric acids. Local inflammation caused by the bacterial infection and exposure to these acids can damage the lining of the stomach and duodenum, eventually leading to ulceration and possibly gastric cancer.

http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/helicobacter/menu.htm

Had this bug and diagnosed it myself to my GP having watched a programme about its discovery
Helicobacters were discovered in Italy in 1892: An episode in the scientific life of an eclectic pathlogist, Giulio Bizzozero
Natale Figura and Laura Bianciardi
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #6 on: 27/11/2007 10:34:22 »
Yersinia pestis!

Causes Bubonic Plague.....
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #7 on: 28/11/2007 13:51:35 »
Lactobacillus acidophilus

Our friendly bacteria, living in most of you right now.We can classify it as a probiotic :)
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #8 on: 28/11/2007 14:06:51 »
Bdellovibrio - the world's fastest swimmers - capable of 60 body lengths per second, which is faster even than a jet.

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #9 on: 28/11/2007 20:15:11 »
Fred
OK, I'm not saying what this bacterium does but I'm perfectly certain that there a re a whole host of bacteria that live in the body which nobody has ever noticed, studied or named.
I propose to call the most Northerly of these "Fred".
Obviously, if someone names that one, then the title Fred will have to go to the next unnamed bug South.
For those who want a more conventional answer, how about Propionibacterium acnes?
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #10 on: 28/11/2007 20:47:53 »
streptococcus influenzae?
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #11 on: 29/11/2007 02:34:49 »

http://www.livescience.com/health/060105_stomach_bacteria.html
Conan the bacterium

One of the newly discovered bacteria types is a relative of Deinococcus radiodurans, one of the hardiest organisms alive.


D. radiodurans is a so-called extremophile because it thrives in extreme environments that would kill most organisms, such as radioactive waste dumps and hot springs. While a radiation dose of 10 grays (Gy) would kill a human, D. radiodurans can take up to 5,000 Gy with no visible effect. It can survive heat, cold, vacuum, and acid. It is so resilient scientists nicknamed it "Conan the Bacterium," after the fictional barbarian warrior.

It's unclear, however, whether the new D. radiodurans relative is likewise resistant to radiation, said David Relman, a microbiologist and immunologist at Stanford University and principal investigator in the study.

"This thing could be a totally different and novel bacteria, but only because its closest relative is famous for being incredibly radioresistant would we even think this one might be as well," Relman told LiveScience.

Relman said the next step is to observe the stomachs of volunteers over time to determine whether the newly identified stomach bacteria actually live there or whether they're just passing through.

"It could be possible that we have a continuous flow of organisms through the stomach and that very few of these are staying put," Relman said.
 

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Re: Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #12 on: 29/11/2007 17:15:02 »
1873, and Dr. Armauer Hansen: leprosy is caused by a bacterium (Mycobacterium leprae)
 

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Name a bacterium that can live in the human body?
« Reply #13 on: 26/04/2008 20:00:53 »
Streptococcus pyogenes
 

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