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HOW BACTERIA SELF-DESTRUCT TO FIGHT VIRAL INFECTIONS
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from bacteriophages (phages), viruses that specifically infect bacteria. This new system is unusual in that it works by abortive infection — the infected bacterial cell self-destructs to keep the infection from spreading to other cells. The pair of papers, published January 10, 2020 by Molecular Cell, provides new information that could be employed to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections by refining phage therapy or even purposefully triggering bacterial self-destruction. READ MORE