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Old 02-02-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Whenever humans create a new antibiotic, deadly bacteria can counter it by turning into new, indestructible super-bugs. Thatís why bacterial infection is the number one killer in hospitals today. But new research from Tel Aviv University may give drug developers the upper hand in outsmarting bacteria once and for all.


The secret weapon against a colony of bacteria may be to stress it with its own protection system, which forces it to reduce its population through cannibalism.
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