Researchers at Boston University have discovered that a small number of drug-resistant "Good Samaritan" bacteria may help other, more vulnerable microbes survive antibiotic treatments, even if they themselves don't, according to Scientific American's Melinda Wenner Moyer. The researchers exposed a culture of E.

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