APR 13, 2015 10:16 AM PDT

Unraveling Secrets Of Shape-Shifting Bacteria

WRITTEN BY: Judy O'Rourke
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Time-lapse microscopy reveals how bacteria lose the cell walls that define their shapes, become less visible to the immune system, then revert to original form and regain full infectious potential. [Source: Stanford Engineering]
About the Author
  • Judy O'Rourke worked as a newspaper reporter before becoming chief editor of Clinical Lab Products magazine. As a freelance writer today, she is interested in finding the story behind the latest developments in medicine and science, and in learning what lies ahead.
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