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  1. Apr 2018
  2. Feb 2018
    1. Some bacteria will swim toward chemicals that suggest a potential reward, such as food.

      Interesting that we could influence the behavior of bacteria.

  3. Sep 2017
    1. In space, bacteria “shapeshifts” to defend itself against antibiotics, experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS) have revealed. The discovery potentially poses a big problem for future space travel—as long duration missions happen more frequently, we will need antibiotics to treat sick astronauts. But if space bacteria is able to quickly and effectively develop resistance, common infections could become deadly.

      This is alarming!

  4. Oct 2016
    1. Shu Lam, a 25-year-old PhD student at the University of Melbourne in Australia, has developed a star-shaped polymer that can kill six different superbug strains without antibiotics, simply by ripping apart their cell walls.

      ...

      Before we get too carried away, it's still very early days. So far, Lam has only tested her star-shaped polymers on six strains of drug-resistant bacteria in the lab, and on one superbug in live mice.

      http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016162