Researchers discover how tuberculosis bacteria mutate to form antibiotic-resistant films

Tracy Smith a scientist at New York Genome Center studied tuberculosis bacteria and discovered they can mutate to form thick biofilms. Biofilms are structures formed by bacteria to resist infection-fighting agents. The findings could lead to improved diagnostic and treatment tools, and more effective infection controls, to combat this public health threat. Learn more: @nysernet

 Image credit: John Kernien (CC BY 4.0) Mycobacterium tuberculosis cells within a biofilm.