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Researchers target the Achilles' heel of bacteria behind hospital-associated infections

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MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University researchers are defeating persistent bacteria known for causing infections in hospitals.

The bacteria, Enterococcus faecalis, are the second-leading cause of hospital-associated infections in the U.S., said Lynn Hancock, associate professor of biology and leader of the research. His team has discovered how a regulatory system helps this bacteria resist a host's innate immune defense -- a finding that may help develop novel drug compounds to fight the bacteria.

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