SpaceX will deliver to the ISS a deadly bacterium
Very soon, the company SpaceX is going to bring on board the International Space Station dangerous bacteria. Fortunately, the station crew is aware of this and will therefore be willing to accept the cargo, after he had come to her next week. "Special sending" are going to use for the new experiment aimed at a better understanding of the effects of microgravity on gene expression and mechanisms of mutations.
dangerous pathogens that are going to bring to the ISS is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), also known as "superbugs" or "superbugs." For those who do not know, MRSA is resistant to most types of antibiotics and therefore to choose the right treatment for the body, catch it, is very difficult, which makes it very dangerous to humans. That is why scientists are trying to find the most effective methods for treating this infection. Lead researcher Dr Anita Goel said that the environment of microgravity on board the space station, can contribute to accelerating the process of mutation of MRSA. However, despite the fact that with the majority of it is rather looks and sounds like a great reason to write a new script cosmic horror, the researchers believe that the ability to speed up the mutation process will allow them to advance to predict the behavior of MRSA and prevent its aggressive behavior on Earth.
"Our work in microgravity is important not only from a theoretical but also a practical perspective. We are moving towards the development of a personalized, accurate medicine that will allow more efficient and more accurately determine the body's resistance to drugs and thus develop more effective drugs ", - says Goel.