Sugar Exposes Bacteria

How can virulent bacteria be detected? The answer is: with sugar, or more precisely, with modified sugar. This is used in a new method developed by a German-Israeli team: chemist Professor Daniel B. Werz of TU Braunschweig and Professor Micha Fridman of Tel Aviv University, whose group specializes in chemical biology. “None of us could have done it alone – neither here nor in Israel. The fact that it all worked out so well is due to our collaboration. It was a completely complementary expertise,” says Professor Werz.

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