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Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

The Bad Guys of Gum Disease

Caption: Bacteria that cause gum disease use a sophisticated, two-prong approach to selectively disarm immune cells. The strategy prevents neutrophils from killing bacteria but still allows the cells to cause inflammation in the gums.

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