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Scientists Use Natural Immunity to Fight Infection Without Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance has made infections hard to fight, even life-threatening in many cases. Scientists in Sweden, however, may have found an alternative to using antibiotics. In a mouse model, the scientists trained the body’s natural immune system, called innate immunity, to disarm and destroy a bacterium that causes a kidney infection, often in children. The innate immune system is the front line of the body's defenses, and it works in two different ways to fight...

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