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Pods Invade Infected Bladders

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Science  04 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5629, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5629.31a

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The microbes responsible for urinary tract infections are elusive prey, often surviving onslaughts by the immune system and antibiotics and reemerging to strike again. A study reported on page 105 may provide a clue to what makes them so resilient.