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The next time you think antibiotics are the cureall for ickness, remember:
…The scientists wanted to make sure they had a good control—a group of bacteria that didn’t grow at all—so they bathed some of the bacteria in antibiotics. But there was a problem: The bacteria didn’t just survive in the antibiotics, they consumed them. The researchers then gathered soil from 11 sites with varying degrees of exposure to human-made antibiotics (from manure-filled cornfields to an immaculate forest) and found that every site contained bacteria, including relatives of Shigella and the notorious E. coli that could survive solely on antibiotics. And these weren’t just piddling doses—the bacteria could tolerate levels of antibiotics that were up to 100 times higher than would be given to a patient, and 50 times higher than what would qualify a bacterium as resistant ….MORE….
Warm…fuzzy…NOT! You can learn more at Discovery Blog here. And if you’d like to get more resources for bacteria frolicking in your home, check out:
- Top Spots for Bacteria at Home
- Home, Bacteria-Ridden Home
- Don’t invite bacteria into your home
- Bacteria power a tiny motor (really cool, this one)
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