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A new study proposes optimizing sequences of antibiotics, turning evolution against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
It’s an outlandish idea, but until we take seriously the legitimate fears of a post-antibiotic world, outlandish ideas are all we have.
Scientists have discovered bacteria evolving at a rate never before witnessed.
Defrosted fecal matter can be gross to talk about, but the benefits are too remarkable to tiptoe around.
Is culture just a side effect of the struggle to avoid disease?
The good news: Antibiotics didn't create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The bad news: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is everywhere.
Think you know all about evolution (assuming you accept it)? We have a gut feeling there's more to it than you think.
Researchers discover very specific patterns in the movement of bacteria, which has important implications for the treatment of infections.
Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Brevibacterium linens