Salmonella Targets Specific Cells to Facilitate Crossing The Gut Wall

Scientists have gained fresh insights into how the salmonella bug makes us ill. University of Edinburgh researchers have found that the bacteria are able to change key cells that line the intestine, enabling the bugs to thrive. 

By changing the make-up of these cells, the salmonella bacteria are able to cross the gut wall.   Research was reported in Cell Host and Microbe.