What To Expect When Expecting A Super Antibiotic

It is an unfortunate fact of life that bacteria are getting stronger and stronger as they develop resistance to many of the antibiotics that we use. They are becoming super-bacteria and our options of dealing with them are shrinking. One such super-bacteria is vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). VRE is primarily found in hospitals, the breeding ground… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Super Antibiotic

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What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: Zombie Bacteria

Previously, we looked at the zombie fungus that plagued carpenter ants and turned them against their colonies in the rainforest. Now, we will look at bacteria and the object of their zombification and destruction: silver. Throughout our history of fairy tales and legends, silver has been the downfall of many mythical creatures from werewolves to… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: Zombie Bacteria

What To Expect When Expecting A Plastic Eating Bacteria

We use A LOT of plastic in our lives. From water bottles and plastic bags to clothes and toys, there is an abundance of plastic in the United States. That creates an unfortunate problem: we also dispose of A LOT of plastic, most of which are not recycled or reused. Globally, we create over 300… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Plastic Eating Bacteria

What To Expect When Expecting The Origins Mitochondria

Yes, Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. Its function is well known and its existence is crucial to us and anything else that has mitochondria. Mitochondria provide energy to cells via ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is used to perform a variety of functions. Mitochondria also have its own set of DNA that is inherited… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting The Origins Mitochondria