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The Perfect Hideout for Tuberculosis Bacteria

Caption: This figure depicts a single CD271+ cell (green) infected by M. tuberculosis (red). This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Jan. 30, 2013, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by B. Das at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "CD271+ Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells May Provide a Niche for Dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis."

Credit: Image courtesy of Bikul Das

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