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Targeting chronic infections and deadly bacteria

19:00 EST 2 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(University of Houston) University of Houston engineering professor Mehmet Orman is examining the life cycle of stubborn, drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections to find a way to destroy them. Scientists believe persister cells cause the recurrence of chronic health issues like airway infections in cystic fibrosis patients, urinary tract infections and tuberculosis.

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