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Resistance Far from Futile: Bacteria’s Amazing Adaptability

Bacterial resistance is far from futile. It happens with amazing speed.

For bacterial hosts–like us–on the other hand,  resistance might be futile, here beyond the end of the age of the “overworked miracle” that once described antibiotics.

Serving suggestion: watch the jaw-dropping video time lapse of bacterial macroevolution whereby a high rate of reproduction, a high degree of genetic mutation and a strong selection pressure show bacteria over 11 days adapting to survive antibiotic levels 1000 times higher than an effective dose for first-time encounters by naive bacteria.

Then read:

Newest superbug found in a Connecticut toddler – The Washington Post

Houston, we have a problem.

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