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Cutting E. coli Loose

Breaching Bacterial Defenses Without Breaching Cell Walls

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, November 18, 2011
Women suffering from recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) may soon finally be able to limit the cranberry juice to Thanksgiving. Scientists have described a series of compounds this week that, in animal studies, fight the bacterium that is behind 85 percent to 90 percent of UTIs.

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