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August 10, 2018

Bac Jac

A multi-university study reveals that E. coli has managed to keep a big secret about its defenses, the astonishing physical strength of the thin outer membrane that clings to E. coli's stout cell wall. The new study shows that the thin outer membrane physically protects the cell and could be a good target for a new class of antibacterial drugs.

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