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  • Scientists target bacterial sharing of antibiotic-resistance genes

    Researchers report they have found a way to disrupt the spread of antibiotic-resistance genes among S. pneumoniae bacteria, which can contribute to pneumonia, meningitis and other dangerous ailments.

    Researchers report they have found a way to disrupt the spread of antibiotic-resistance genes among S. pneumoniae bacteria, which can contribute to pneumonia, meningitis and other dangerous ailments.

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      Researchers report they have found a way to disrupt the spread of antibiotic-resistance genes among S. pneumoniae bacteria, which can contribute to pneumonia, meningitis and other dangerous ailments.

      Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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      University of Illinois pathobiology professor Gee Lau and his colleagues targeted a protein that signals bacterial cells to allow the exchange of genes with their neighbors.

      Photo courtesy UI College of Veterinary Medicine

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