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Some pathogenic bacteria more resistant to antibiotics in space

To understand why some bacteria develop cell mutations, becoming more resistant to antibiotics in the microgravity environment of space, a study was conducted aboard the ISS to track the physical changes in E. coli after the addition of antibiotics.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been around for centuries

San Luis Obispo - Gut bacteria extracted from 1,000-year-old mummies from the Inca Empire are resistant to almost all of today's antibiotics. How can this be possible, especially when the first antibiotic wasn't discovered until 1928?

Antibiotic use in Chile's salmon fisheries spiked in 2015

Pushed by environmental groups, the Chilean Appeals Court ordered salmon fisheries to disclose their antibiotic use in 2015. The government published the results, showing that in 2015, antibiotic use spiked to its highest level since 2007.
 

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