How do bacteria clog medical devices? Very quickly. (PNAS)

A new study has examined how bacteria clog medical devices, and the result isn't pretty. The microbes join to create slimy ribbons that tangle and trap other passing bacteria, creating a full blockage in a startlingly short period of time. The finding could help shape strategies for preventing clogging of devices such as stents — … Continue reading How do bacteria clog medical devices? Very quickly. (PNAS)