Evidence suggests early exposure to antibiotics might lead to long-term behavioural changes

Researchers have found that giving low doses of a common antibiotic to pregnant mice and their babies results in long term behavioural changes. This is a pretty big deal, because … Continue reading Evidence suggests early exposure to antibiotics might lead to long-term behavioural changes

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Dragonfly wings can rip apart bacteria without antibiotics

Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary widely. One group of researchers has infused a slippery surface with molecules that disrupt bacterial communication. … Continue reading Dragonfly wings can rip apart bacteria without antibiotics

Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ show worrisome ability to diversify and spread

Enterobacteriaceae. Citrobacter freundii, one member of the family. Credit: Public Domain A family of highly drug-resistant and potentially deadly bacteria may be spreading more widely—and more stealthily—than previously thought, according … Continue reading Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ show worrisome ability to diversify and spread