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  • Team discovers how bacteria exploit a chink in the body’s armor

    U. of I. microbiology professor Thomas Kehl-Fie, graduate student Yuritzi Garcia and their colleagues made a key discovery about how a potentially dangerous pathogen defeats the human immune system.

    Photo by Steph Adams


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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Thomas Kehl-Fie, call 217-244-5471; email
    The paper "A superoxide dismutase capable of functioning with iron or manganese promotes the resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to calprotectin and nutritional immunity” is available online or from the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.