Spring has long been filled with bumps and potholes in roads, many of which are caused by the salt that makes driving safe all winter. New research has shown how this annual problem could become a thing of the past with bacteria, which are being used in the fight to maintain our roads and save our streets from costly damage.
The WHO has warned that we’re headed for a “post-antibiotic era.” But the next penicillin could be in your backyard.
It might be, but at a tiny level: Scientists at UPenn are working on using bacteria to control small synthetic structures, hoping to one day use them to deliver highly targeted doses of medicine. And don't worry about the apocalypse: They still can't defeat a bottle of bleach.