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Research breakthrough could help diagnose, treat biofilm infections

Biofilms—colonies of microorganisms living inside a protective coating—are everywhere, from the plaque we scrub off our teeth each day to the slimy green masses that form on rocks in streams. They are on the inside and outside of our bodies, in our oceans, and on natural and manmade surfaces, including medical implants such as artificial heart valves and catheters.
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