The video above should terrify you a little. Recorded at Harvard Medical School (HMS), the time-motion film lets you see “bacteria [Escherichia coli] develop resistance to increasingly higher doses of antibiotics in a matter of days.” And it amounts, says Harvard, to “the first large-scale glimpse of the maneuvers of bacteria as they encounter increasingly higher doses of antibiotics and adapt to survive—and thrive—in them.” You can learn more about the experiment itself, and the video techniques used to make the stop motion, over at HMS. The experiment is also described in the September 9 issue of Science.
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