Scientists drill holes through deadly bacteria's Kevlar-like hide

Monday, December 29, 2008 - 12:41 in Health & Medicine

At a time when bacteria continue to acquire "superbug" powers, researchers at Rockefeller University are devising ways to strip them of their infectious properties. Now they’ve figured out how to drill holes through the tough hide of gram-positive bacteria without obliterating them, and in so doing, have made it possible to study, from the inside out, most of the known bacteria on the planet.

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