Amoeba Eats Cells Alive, Spits out Corpses


  With certain forms of dysentery, an amoeba attacks the intestine by biting off and eating pieces of the cells. Researchers used to think that the amoeba secretes toxic molecules to kill the cells before eating them, but grisly new work shows that the cells were eaten alive.    Amoebiasis is a potentially fatal and […]


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