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Evolutionary Trade Off: A solution to anti-biotic resistance?

We all have heard of a saying, “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” by Friedrich Nietzsche. This is especially true in case of bacteria, organisms that are found everywhere ranging from “on us” to “inside us”. these microscopic … Continue reading

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Fight or flight, bacterial edition: adapting your defense to suit your foe

Imagine you were surrounded by enemies, and had a choice of two defenses. You could send out a targeted laser to kill each bad guy, or instead, put in a bit more effort to form a clever disguise so that … Continue reading

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Good bugs, the future of medicine –

Welcome to the first instalment of “This Microbial Life”. This is a blog that I have thought about for awhile but not had the impetus to actually start. I will be using it for a couple of different practical purposes. … Continue reading

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