Superbugs have colonized the International Space Station — but there’s a silver lining

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:10 in Biology & Nature

Astronauts leave behind many things when they boldly go. Bacteria, however, stay with them. Extreme spaceflight conditions can force these bacteria to toughen up, while simultaneously lowering the immune defenses of the stressed, isolated crew. These effects – and the risk of infection – grow with mission duration. Now researchers have taken another small step […]

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