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New Type of Bacterial Protection Found Within Cells


November 13, 2012

Steven Gross University of California, Irvine, biologists have discovered that fats within cells store a class of proteins with potent antibacterial activity, revealing a previously unknown type of immune system response that targets and kills bacterial infections. Full Story

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