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Space E. coli Shapeshifts to Defend Against Antibiotics

Experiments on the International Space Station have shown how bacteria can effectively defend itself.
The E. coli samples were sent to the International Space Station to test how they responded to micro-gravity conditions.
International Space Station Source: NASA

In space, bacteria “shapeshifts” to defend itself against antibiotics, experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS) have revealed. The discovery potentially poses a big problem for future space travel—as long duration missions happen more frequently, we will need antibiotics to treat sick astronauts. But if space bacteria is

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