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Scientists trick bacteria to incorporate foreign small molecules into cell wall

Researchers at Yale University have artificially created the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell wall.

The finding represents the first time scientists have engineered the cell wall of a pathogenic "Gram-positive" bacteria-organisms responsible not only for Staph infections but also pneumonia, strep throat and many others.

The discovery could pave the way for new methods of combating the bacteria responsible for many of the most infectious diseases.
 
 

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