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Researchers have discovered a fault in the bacteria-killing zinc pathway in immune cells in people with cystic fibrosis, and a potential way to get around it to reduce infections.
Researchers have discovered that 'bad' bacteria can't make cellulose on their cell surface, ultimately leading to severe disease.
The Critical Care Research Group has joined IMB to help accelerate translational research

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