News tagged with bioserve space technologies

Why bacteria 'shapeshift' in space

Bacterial cells treated with a common antibiotic in the near-weightlessness of the International Space Station (ISS) responded with some clever shape shifting that likely helped them survive, findings with implications for ...

dateSep 13, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Cell cultures go for the gold

A wide variety of research relies on growing cells in culture on Earth, but handling these cells is challenging. With better techniques, scientists hope to reduce loss of cells from culture media, create cultures in specific ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Mutants in microgravity

Bacteria may mutate more rapidly in space and scientists theorize patterns of those mutations could help predict how pathogens become resistant to antibiotics. Such predictions could, in turn, be used to develop new drugs ...

dateMar 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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