Scientists Thought a Bacteria Was Harmless – They Were Wrong

An international study led by Singapore scientists discovers bacteria previously thought harmless can worsen existing lung disease. An international team of international scientists has discovered that Neisseria — a genus of bacteria that lives in the human body – is not as harmless as previously thought. In fact, it can cause infections in patients with bronchiectasis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) In a landmark study, published on September 14, 2022, in Cell Host & Microbe, the scientists were led by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore)

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