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Enzymes used to build protective biofilms can also destroy them

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

STICKY BUSINESS  Pseudomonas aeruginosa (light green cells) biofilms are communities of bacteria encased in a coating primarily of sugar polymers (dark green). Enzymes that the bacteria use to build the coating can also chew it up, a new study suggests.

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A Kentucky woman is recovering after a hairband led to a serious infection that required surgery on Monday


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The 20 big questions in science

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/01/20-big-questions-in-science