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NIH scientists discover promising target to block Staphylococcus infection

National Institutes of Health scientists have identified a promising lead for developing a new type of drug to treat infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that frequently resists traditional antibiotics. The researchers discovered a system used by S. aureus to transport toxins that are thought to contribute to severe staph infections. These toxins — called phenol-soluble modulins — have gained much attention in recent years, but their multitude and diversity have hindered effo…

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/nio…

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