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Scientists Crack Code of Critical Bacterial Defense Mechanism


April 25, 2010

chemistry graphic Scientists have combined chemistry and biology research techniques to explain how certain bacteria grow structures on their surfaces that allow them to simultaneously cause illness and protect themselves from the body's defenses. The researchers are the first to reproduce a specific component of this natural process in a test tube--an essential step to fully understanding how these structures grow. Full Story

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