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Sugars in Breast Milk Kill Pathogenic Bacteria: Study

By Shawna Williams | August 22, 2017

Oligosaccharides from one mom wiped out a group B strep colony in culture.

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Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder

By The Scientist Staff | August 16, 2017

M proteins from Streptococcus bacteria selectively kill mouse macrophages and human macrophage-like cells by prompting cell death.

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Bacteria Assails Immune System with Toxin

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 18, 2016

A Streptococcus bacterium invades the placenta with the aid of a neutrophil-puncturing pigment.

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Origins of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Uncovered

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 15, 2014

Researchers construct a family tree of group A Streptococcus to trace the evolution of a “flesh-eating” strain.

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