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Protein's 'hands' enable bacteria to establish infection, research finds


July 15, 2014

biology graphic Kansas State University biochemists have discovered how protein's "hands" enable bacteria to establish infection. The research may help scientists develop targeted treatment and intervention methods. Full Story

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