Science trap Bacteria in 3D-printed Micro-Chimp-Skulls

Wissenschaftler drucken mikroskopische Schimpansen-Skulls fangen darin Bakterien-Kolonien. Ich würde 3D-gedruckte Schimpansen-Skulls auch so mögen, aber mikroskopisch und voll fieser Bakterien sind sie mir noch lieber!

By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections.

In a recent experiment they demonstrated that a community of Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause some skin infections, became more resistant to antibiotics when it was contained within a larger community of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria involved in various diseases, including cystic fibrosis.

3-D printing allows scientists to design bacterial communities (via Gizmo)