Evolving Before Your Eyes

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a real problem in medicine today. Bacteria proliferate very rapidly, and thus they have the ability to evolve new way of surviving under unfavorable conditions in a very shot space of time. The following video shows you just how quickly they can do this, and it is a video that is both fascinating and terrifying, depending on your perspective.



From a biologists perspective, that video is 2 minutes worth of wow. From a medical perspective it’s horrifying, and really drives home how hard it is to combat infection and eradicate diseases. It’s amazing that any diseases have been eradicated at all, in fact.


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