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Colistin resistance evolution

The wide spread use of antibiotic has lead to evolution and spread of bacteria resistant to drugs. Multi-resistant strains tend to circulate in hospitals with a high density of people on antibiotic therapy. 704 more words


One Guppy to Rule Them All.

Trying to find a paper on experimental evolution wasn’t an easy task for me. I found papers that I thought were interesting, but were lacking in experimental evolutionary methods and others that bored me to death. 1,321 more words

Evolving Fun and Games

Science isn’t always fun and games. But sometimes it is!

This guest post is by Terry Soule, a computer scientist, and Barrie Robison, a biologist, both on the faculty at the University of Idaho. 329 more words


A Blast from the Past

Sometimes you need a thick skin to be a scientist or scholar. Almost everyone, it seems, has encountered a reviewer who didn’t bother to read what you wrote or badly misunderstood what you said. 277 more words


When We’re Sixty Four (Thousand)

From the E. coli in the LTEE to the People of the Lab

When we get older, losing our fimbriae,

Many years from now, 191 more words


Preventing Flies from Interbreeding

“Pour some cold cream into a cup of hot, black coffee, and you end up with a drink that’s midway between the two ingredients in color, temperature, and flavor. 89 more words


Change accelerates stalled evolution

Evolution can get stuck. When no mutations are available that can improve the fitness of an organism, evolution cannot proceed. However, using environmental fluctuations that are ubiquitous in nature, evolution… 544 more words