CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:00PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:30PM EDT Not many Canadians have ever heard of “biofilms,” but doctors and infectious diseases experts know them well. The slimy, glue-like sheets of bacteria or fungi can grow on tissues or wounds, forming a protective layer around themselves that […]
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By Jennifer Doucet & Anushka Jayasuriya – June 23, 2017 Microbes, including bacteria and fungi, have many tools to evade a host cell’s defenses and antimicrobial therapies. One tool is the creation of protective barriers called biofilms, made of proteins, DNA, and sugar polymers, which spread across surfaces and impede immune system responses and antimicrobial […]
Funding will focus on the development of antibiofilm therapeutics.