Watch a bacterial infection take hold

June 30, 2013 | Medicine, Science

Mouse infectionBBC Health News reports on a study where a modified version of the bacterium Citrobacter rodentium was visualised inside the mouse, showing the path and natural progress of the infection over multiple days.

This is breakthrough research and may assist in our understanding of how infections move through and affect the body, and how the immune system interacts with infections. It may even help us employ antimicrobials in a more effective manner, and improve our understanding of the role of gut flora in human health.

Watch the fascinating short video here.

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