No sign space station microbes are turning nasty

It almost goes without saying that space is a pretty harsh environment. A NASA twin study showed life in space changes gene expression in humans, and tests have shown that it even stresses seedlings. Now researchers have examined what effects that environment might have on bacteria, and found that the bugs are mutating in response – but that probably isn't cause for concern... Continue Reading Genomic study shows how space travel influences the evolution of bacteria Category: Space Tags: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Bacteria Genetics Genome International Space Station Northwestern University Superbugs

No sign space station microbes are turning nasty

Research seeks to quell concerns that life in space might prompt increases in bacterial virulence. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Genomic study shows how space travel influences the evolution of bacteria

It almost goes without saying that space is a pretty harsh environment. A NASA twin study showed life in space changes gene expression in humans, and tests have shown that it even stresses ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Gizmag

Even in Space, Microbes Continue to Evolve

Space Station Microbes Genetic mutations are life's ace in the hole. When confronted with challenging environments, species will adapt over time, incorporating beneficial genetic alterations ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Discover Magazine

Even in space, microbes continue to evolve, Tue 8 Jan 19 from Astronomy.com

Space microbes aren't so alien after all

Microbes stranded in the International Space Station (ISS) are just trying to survive, man.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Phys.org

No, Bacteria Aren't Mutating into Superbugs on the International Space Station

Bacteria on the International Space Station are evolving and changing in the strange orbital environment. But they don't seem to be any more dangerous to humans.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from SPACE.com

No, Bacteria Aren't Mutating into Superbugs on the International Space Station, Tue 8 Jan 19 from Livescience

Bacteria on the International Space Station are adapting to survive rather than to harm

According to new research by Northwestern University in the United States, bacteria on the International Space Station is responding and even evolving to the stressful conditions.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

Space Travel Won't Turn Germs Into Superbugs

The harsh conditions of galactic travel don't trigger genetic changes in bacteria that make them more dangerous to people, scientists have discovered.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from WebMD

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