Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 20th, 2005
Salmonella kills millions of people every year and causes a wide variety of illnesses from typhoid fever to food poisoning by using a unique ability to break through the lining in our guts, allowing the bacteria to enter our bodies. Once inside our guts they evade our natural defenses by hijacking protective cells called macrophages, which would normally attack invaders of our bodies.
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have identified a protein molecule called PagN which Salmonella...
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