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How Do Bacteria Clog Medical Devices? Very Quickly

March 1, 2013

bac­te­r­ial cells flowing through a chan­nel A new study demonstrates that bacteria can quickly and catastrophically clog medical devices by forming slimy ribbons that tangle and trap other cells. Full Story

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