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MiPACT reveals infections in plain view

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder in which chronic accumulations of thick mucus, called sputum, can trap bacteria in the lungs and cause frequent, serious lung infections. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but infections can be treated with antibiotics. Now, Caltech researchers have developed a technique to render sputum transparent in order to visualize bacterial infections in action.
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