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Scientists hope bacterial blueprints will soon give doctors and nurses fewer sleepless nights

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One of the most common types of bacterial infection might soon give doctors and nurses fewer sleepless nights, thanks to a discovery made by scientists at Trinity College Dublin. The scientists used X-ray crystallography techniques to provide a blueprint of the cellular machinery used by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They now hope these structural plans can be used to design specific drugs that will throw spanners in the bacterial works and prevent a potentially deadly component from being shipped out.

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