Bacterial Anchor (IMAGE) Washington University School of Medicine Caption To adhere to catheters and start urinary tract infections, bacteria extend microscopic fibers with sticky proteins at their ends. Scientists have developed a vaccine that blocks the EbpA protein, visible as a white bulge above, and stops infections in mice. Credit John Heuser Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.