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Study reveals how bacteria steal nutrients from human hosts

November 2, 2017

A new study, published in mBio, exposes a zinc-import system in bacteria that could contribute to their ability to cause infection.

The study looked at how the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which can infect virtually all of the tissues in the human body, competes with the immune system for the essential nutrient zinc.


November 2, 2017


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