How protein in teardrops annihilates harmful bacteria: Novel technology reveals lysozymes have jaws

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 16:31 in Health & Medicine

A disease-fighting protein in our teardrops has been tethered to a tiny transistor, enabling scientists to discover exactly how it destroys dangerous bacteria. The research could prove critical to long-term work aimed at diagnosing cancers and other illnesses in their very early stages.

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