The TWiM team discusses the use of copper on exercise weights to reduce bacterial burden, and the mechanism of antigenic variation by which a fungus that causes severe pneumonia escapes the immune system.
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- Reducing bacteria on exercise weights with copper (Am J Inf Contr)
- Antigenic variation in Pneumocystis jirovecii (mBio)
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- Letters read on TWiM 165
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