From ancient oceans to hospitals: how one superbug became near indestructible

As the old saying goes, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger – and this could very well be the life motto of enterococci, superbug extraordinaire. A new study by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard suggests that not only do they predate the dinosaurs, they have also managed to survive everything that Nature has thrown at them, each time evolving to become more indestructible. Could deciphering their genetic blueprint bring us one step closer to defeating them?.. Continue Reading From ancient oceans to hospitals: how one superbug became near indestructible Category: Biology Tags: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Evolution Microbes Superbugs Related Articles: WHO releases first-ever hit-list for antibiotic-resistant bacteria New antimicrobial material joins fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria Superbugs could kill 1

How 450-million-year-old bacteria evolved into a dangerous superbug

A dangerous bacteria found in hospitals might have originated from an ancestor that lived in the guts of the first animals to walk on land, according to a new study.

Wed 17 May 17 from FOXNews

How 450-Million-Year-Old Bacteria Evolved into a Dangerous Superbug, Thu 11 May 17 from Livescience

Superbugs Now Tormenting Hospitals Originated 450 Million Years Ago

NewsSuperbugs currently making the rounds in some hospitals, killing patients and generally causing havoc, have apparently been a long time in coming. The enterococci, which have varying degrees ...

Fri 12 May 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria first emerged at least 450 million years ago

Superbugs, or enterococci bacteria, have been honing their defensive capabilities for at least 450 million years.

Thu 11 May 17 from UPI


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