BEAT THE BUG

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WE share our world with lots of bac­te­ria.

Tril­lions live in­side you, and although many are harm­less they can also cause in­fec­tion and, rarely, death. Thanks to antibiotics, mil­lions of peo­ple each year are cured of bac­te­rial dis­eases. But bac­te­ria have fought back, de­vel­op­ing into su­per­bugs re­sis­tant to our antibiotics.

This week we opened a new ex­hi­bi­tion, Su­per­bugs: The Fight For Our Lives, which ex­plores how we are re­spond­ing to the huge chal­lenge of su­per­bugs. In the ex­hi­bi­tion you can see nine deadly bac­te­ria and learn why re­searchers are study­ing Ko­modo dragon blood, ex­am­in­ing bac­te­ria liv­ing on ants and div­ing into Ice­landic fjords to find new antibiotics.

You can see Su­per­bugs: The Fight For Our Lives for free at the Sci­ence Mu­seum in Lon­don from 9 Novem­ber 2017. Find out more at sci­ence­mu­seum.org.uk/ su­per­bugs.

Escherichia coli bac­te­ria

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