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  1. Aug 2020
    1. Qu, J., Cai, Z., Liu, Y., Duan, X., Han, S., Zhu, Y., Jiang, Z., Zhang, Y., Zhuo, C., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Liu, L., & Yang, L. (2020). Persistent bacterial coinfection of a COVID-19 patient caused by a genetically adapted Pseudomonas aeruginosa chronic colonizer. BioRxiv, 2020.08.05.238998. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.05.238998

  2. Jul 2020
  3. Apr 2020
    1. The genetic plurality is passed horizontally among bacteria in the wound, adding to the resistance to treatment and allowing the bacteria to avoid the defense mechanisms of the host such as bacterial phagocytosis, neutrophil degranulation, and formation of reactive oxygen species.
  4. Mar 2020
    1. selected after transformation and used to inoculate liquid cultures

      Would the variability be the same if the colonies were picked from a streaked plate (from glycerol stock) instead of a transformation plate?

      I would expect the glycerol stock method to have more variability, but it would be good to test

  5. Apr 2018
  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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