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Secrets of Bacterial Slime Revealed, Newcastle University Study  
4/15/2013 7:26:52 AM

Newcastle University scientists have revealed the mechanism that causes a slime to form, making bacteria hard to shift and resistant to antibiotics. When under threat, some bacteria can shield themselves in a slimy protective layer, known as a biofilm. It is made up of communities of bacteria held together to protect themselves from attack.
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