Studies shed light on bacterial treatments

Mariana Ruiz Villarreal, LadyofHats

This generalised diagram of a bacterium shows the hair-like pili on the cell surface, which they use to attach to other cells. A new drug targets this structures, helping the body get rid of the bacteria, and may offer alternatives to antibiotics currently used. Credit image@ Mariana Ruiz Villarreal, LadyofHats, wikicommons.

This generalised diagram of a bacterium shows the hair-like pili on the cell surface, which they use to attach to other cells. A new drug targets this structures, helping the body get rid of the bacteria, and may offer alternatives to antibiotics currently used. Credit image@ Mariana Ruiz Villarreal, LadyofHats, wikicommons.