2013 CVM News: Tuberculosis bacteria's trash-eating habit inspires search for new drugs
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This news item is about: When hijacking a garbage truck one might as well make use of the trash. That logic drives how tuberculosis-causing bacteria feed, according to Cornell scientists who found that bacteria infecting macrophages – garbage-truck-like immune cells – slow their hosts’ trash-processing abilities to snack on trash they pick up. The study, selected as Editor’s Choice in the journal Cellular Microbiology in June 2013, opens a new road in the search for better drugs to fight tuberculosis.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Russell, David