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TB Bacteria May Reign Over Cells Intended to Bridle Them

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Science  09 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5911, pp. 196
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5911.196

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Researchers report this week that rather than protecting the host as conventional wisdom holds, the hallmark tuberculosis lesions called granulomas in fact promote bacterial multiplication early in infection.