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Antibiotic resistance in a leech's gut: Even trace amounts of antibiotics boost resistant bacteria

Plastic surgery patients were getting infections with antibiotic resistant bacteria, and no one knew why. UConn microbiologists found the answer in a leech's gut. Their research, published today in mBio, provides proof that tiny levels of antibiotics found in the environment can encourage bacterial resistance.  Read more...


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