Researchers at the Technical University in Munich have developed a new method to prevent the anthrax bacillus from spreading further. The team around Professor Arne Skerra succeeded in preventing the anthrax pathogen from absorbing the iron it needs. The bacillus needs this to spread further. By neutralizing the special iron complexing agent, the pathogen is denied access to iron in the human body. This could enable effective treatment of the life-threatening anthrax infection.
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