Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 6th, 2004
Now, Drs. Heran Darwin, Sabine Ehrt, and Carl Nathan - in the department of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City - and colleagues at Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have discovered one reason why the bacteria can lurk inside the body. Mycobacterium tuberculosis], the germ that causes tuberculosis, contains a "housekeeping" mechanism known as a proteasome.
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