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Ants as a Source of Antibiotics

LATEST: After searching microorganisms taken from 1,400 insects from all over North and South America, the team showed that microbes linked to insects were better than soil microbes at stopping pathogens. The findings have been reported in Nature Communications….more: labroots

Geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners, study finds

Image result for geckosTokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study on geckos imported from Indonesia. The research focused on how the geckos respond to antibiotics; the study found that the bacteria from the geckos’ intestines–known as enteric bacteria–were resistant to the antibiotics…MORE: SCIENCE DAILY