Turning On Cell-cell Communication Wipes Out Staph Biofilms

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 15:14 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have succeeded in wiping out established biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus by hijacking one of the bacteria's own regulatory systems. Although the discovery is not ready for clinical application, the findings offer insight into a dispersal mechanism for staph biofilms and might help identify therapeutic targets.

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