Could an Iron-Grabbing Molecule Help Prevent UTIs? New U-M Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Vaccinating mice with siderophores blocks E. coli growth in bladder & kidneys

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A close-up view of the E. coli bacteria similar to those that cause the vast majority of urinary tract infections. Credit: NIAID

For most invading bacteria, the bladder is not a friendly place.