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How Superbugs Control Their Lethal Weapons

It appears that some superbugs have evolved to develop the ability to manipulate the immune system to everyone's advantage. A team of researchers at The University of Western Ontario, led by Joaquin (Quim) Madrenas of the Robarts Research Institute, has discovered some processes that reduce the lethal effects of toxins from superbugs, allowing humans and microbes to co-evolve. This discovery may lead to novel alternatives to antibiotics that specifically target the toxic effects of these superbugs.
 
 

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