|Zebrafish embryos show a 'hot spot' of neutrophils happening when |
the specific bacterial metabolic pathway is blocked. Those neutrophils
then eliminate the bacteria very quickly. Image:
Led by Professor Anton Peleg, head of the Department of Infectious Diseases in Monash’s Central Clinical School and lab leader in the Biomedicine Discovery Institute, the research team developed a zebrafish model which allows scientists to study real-time interactions between immune cells and the deadly bacteria A. baumannii during infection.