Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 16th, 2003
Under hostile conditions, some bacteria have the ability to go into and out of a dormant stage, which effectively defends them from attack by antibiotic medicines by strengthening their cell surface. This makes diseases caused by these types of bacteria, such as tuberculosis, particularly difficult to wipe out. Earlier, the researchers had studied this group of bacteria and discovered a new family of proteins that are needed...
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