Posted by: shrikantmantri | March 15, 2010

New microscopy technique offers close-up, real-time view of cellular phenomena


For two decades, scientists have been pursuing a potential new way to treat bacterial infections, using naturally occurring proteins known as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). Now, MIT scientists have recorded the first microscopic images showing the deadly effects of AMPs, most of which kill by poking holes in bacterial cell membranes.

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