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  • Slowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them, researchers report

    Disease-causing bacteria like Yersinia enterocolitica, pictured, communicate with chemical signals that allow them to respond collectively to environmental changes. Researchers hope to harness these signals to fight bacterial infections.

    Disease-causing bacteria like Yersinia enterocolitica, pictured, communicate with chemical signals that allow them to respond collectively to environmental changes. Researchers hope to harness these signals to fight bacterial infections.

    Illustration by Jennifer Oosthuizen, CDC

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Satish Nair, call (217) 333-0641; email s-nair@life.illinois.edu.
    The paper "Molecular basis for the substrate specificity of quorum signal synthases” is available online or from the U. of I. School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1705400114