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Researchers reveal the secret code language of bacteria

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. Understanding this code language will be paramount to developing new antibiotics in the future.

Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. The researchers at Aarhuis University have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. Understanding this code language will be paramount to developing new antibiotics in the future.

Pathogenic bacteria - such as those that cause tuberculosis and typhoid fever - use a variety of clever tricks against our immune system and the antibiotics we use to control them.


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