3D Image Of Bacterial Machine That Injects Toxins Into Cells And Spreads Antibiotic Resistance, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Study Reveals

Experts predict that by 2050, antibiotic-resistant bacteria will cause as many deaths as cancer. Now, for the first time, Caltech scientists have created a 3-D image of a molecular structure that many different bacteria use to pump toxins into human cells and spread antibiotic-resistance genes to other bacteria. Understanding the architecture of this structure is a first step toward combating its effects.

Back to news