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Impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiota

A major medical discovery of the 20th century, antibiotics have saved millions of lives, but their excessive and often inappropriate use has led to the emergence of multiple forms of antibiotic resistance. This past November, the WHO publicly highlighted the importance of using antibiotics prudently...

Multi-drug resistant bacteria traveled through space

In March 2015, astronauts discovered 5 antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains in the toilet and the exercise platform of the International Space Station (ISS).   It may sound funny, but NASA researchers took this discovery very seriously. In the BMC Microbiology journal, a team from the p...

The end of ugly bath ducklings?

Rubber bath toys are a cornucopia for bacteria and fungi which are potential disease initiators. A study gives details of their risk factors and the measures to protect ourselves against them.   A delight for children enjoying a bath time splash, bath toys which spray water are nonetheles...
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