How some bacteria escape antibiotics

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Many microorganisms are adapted to a life of feasts and famines. They can lie dormant when food is scarce but will grow rapidly when it is available. However, there is a difference in how individual cells respond to a feast and this turns out to be important for the development of antibiotic tolerance. This discovery was made by microbiologists from ETH Zürich in Switzerland and from the University of Groningen.

Period28-Aug-2020

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  • TitleHow some bacteria escape antibiotics
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletScience Linx
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNetherlands
    Date28/08/2020
    DescriptionMany microorganisms are adapted to a life of feasts and famines. They can lie dormant when food is scarce but will grow rapidly when it is available. However, there is a difference in how individual cells respond to a feast and this turns out to be important for the development of antibiotic tolerance. This discovery was made by microbiologists from ETH Zürich in Switzerland and from the University of Groningen.
    Producer/AuthorUG
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/sciencelinx/nieuws/2020/08/summer-science
    PersonsStefany Moreno Gamez, Sander van Doorn