Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Fly model offers new approach to unraveling ‘difficult’ pathogen

(University of California - San Diego) Clostridium difficile, a bacterium known to cause symptoms from diarrhea to life-threatening colon damage, is part of a growing epidemic for the elderly and hospitalized patients. Biologists have now developed models of the common fruit fly to help develop novel therapies to fight the pathogen.