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Bacteria in space!

Bacteria in space!

Where humans travel, bacteria will follow. If people are in space for any amount of time, bacteria are sure to thrive there so it’s good to know that there are already researchers looking at how the environment within spaceships affects bacterial populations.

February 16, 2014 — S.E. Gould
Breaking down the city walls: small molecules that target bacterial biofilms

Breaking down the city walls: small molecules that target bacterial biofilms

Although bacteria are single celled organisms, they are capable of working together in massive bacterial colonies known as biofilms. Within the biofilm bacteria will differentiate to perform different tasks, all wrapped up within a sticky substance that holds the cells together.

May 29, 2014 — S.E. Gould

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