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Legionnaires' bacterium has a secret weapon — and a potential weakness

Scientists discover how Legionella overcomes neighboring bacteria, revealing possible way to control it

May 28, 2019 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers have discovered one way the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease successfully lives in contaminated water supplies: by killing off its neighbors.

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Deploying an ancient defense to kill cancer

In a small sarcoma trial, signs of immune attack after injections of a bacteria-inspired drug

April 3, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A small sarcoma trial showed signs of the immune system attacking cancer after injections of a bacteria-inspired drug.

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Super drugs for superbugs: Creative ways to combat antibiotic resistance

New discoveries could overcome antibiotic development stalemate, stay ahead of bacteria’s steady march toward drug resistance

Jan. 15, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New discoveries could overcome antibiotic development stalemate and stay ahead of bacteria’s steady march toward drug resistance.

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