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Study identifies ‘molecular trick’ used by bacteria to bypass the blood-brain barrier.


The bacteria that sneak past the brain’s defenses to cause deadly bacterial meningitis are clever adversaries.  Bacteria use various molecular tricks bacteria use to convince their host that they are harmless and cause disease.  Now, researchers at San Diego State University have identified the molecular warning signal that bacteria take advantage of to induce the brain’s cellular armour to temporarily

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