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Indian scientists unravel secrets behind hospital infections

20 November 2012

KOLKATA: Giving an insight into how and why hospital-borne infections spread, scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology here have said bacteria play hide and seek with the human body’s defence cells by surrounding themselves with sugar molecules to fool cells.

Researchers led by scientist Chitra Mandal have unravelled the sinister mechanism by which the bacteria that goes by the name of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, responsible for hospital-borne infections, invades the human body, eludes the neutrophils (immune cells responsible for defence) and establishes infection…..

Read more: http://www.dailypioneer.com/home/online-channel/health-a-fitness/109861-indian-scientists-unravel-secrets-behind-hospital-infections.html

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Written by csirindia

November 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

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