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How Bacteria Invade: New study sheds light on age-old mystery

Fri Aug 26 02:15:15 EDT 2016 | Health Canal
Toronto, ON –  They’re small, unassuming – and potentially deadly. And while most bacteria are rendered harmless by the body’s defense mechanisms, to date there has been very little understanding of exactly how bacteria are able to navigate the blood stream to invade organs, where they can cause massive damage and in some cases, death. But in a study published in the journal Cell Reports this week, scientists at the University of Toronto have used a new live-imaging system to shed new light..

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