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Bacteria control how infectious they become, study finds
...um's DNA that this small portion of the protein is unmasked
and can then turn on a select group of genes. These genes let disease-causing bacteria infect their host while at the same time protecting the bacteria from the host's immune defenses. “E. coli seems to prevent RfaH from acting unless the microorg...
Unraveling the viral mechanism
...oscopes, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine unmasked
the secrets of a tiny virus that infects bacteria and, in doing so, opened the door to a better understanding of a variety of viruses that infect people and animals. In a report that appears in and on the cover of the current issue of the journal Na...