Ninja bacteria!"He's not dead, he's sleeping."

Not the most convincing strategy in the world, but it seems to work for some bitchin' bacteria that use the "I'm totally passed out over here and not watching you get undressed" strategy to dodge antibiotics.

Antibiotics, according to this article from Futurity blog, only work on bacteria that are up and at 'em.

“Through our research, we’re understanding that some bacteria go to ‘sleep,’ and that antibiotics only work on bacteria that are metabolically active,” says Thomas Wood, professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University.

“You need actively growing bacteria to be susceptible to antibiotics. If the bacterium goes to sleep, the antibiotics, no matter what they do, are not effective because the bacterium is no longer doing the thing that the antibiotic is trying to shut down.”

Click here to read the whole article. Oh, and prepare to die when sleepy bacteria defeat your puny antibiotics and then kill you. Bitches.  

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'Power Shaker' vibration platform exercise machine

I'd like to see those suckers sleep through that.

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Sleeping

And dormant E Coli.  There's a thought I didn't want to have

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Please, tell me......

you don't have one of those things, do you?

 

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Haha! No.

It's possibly the most ridiculous idea for an 'exercise' machine I've ever seen! For some reason, when I read this post my brain pictured the body being shaken like a milkshake to keep the bacteria awake. My brain does strange things sometimes.

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This goes to support that theory

That we are just here to transport and serve our bacterial overlords. Now where's my yogurt, active cultures, ya'll!
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Your milkshake brings ...

... all the bacteria to the yard.  

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LOL!

Freakin' captchas! I'm going blind...double-jiggly text. WTF!
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+5 points for clever

Strong work.

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so in other words...

modern medicine cant hold a candle to letharic stoner like bacterium...well damn

 

 

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