Viruses & Bacteria

A collaboration of sorts between viruses and bacteria may lead to cervical cancer, report scientists based at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology and the University of Würzburg. To arrive at this finding, the scientists used patient-derived ectocervical organoids to model individual and coinfection dynamics of a human papillomavirus (HPV16 E6E7) and Chlamydia trachomatis.