Bacteria survives on caffeine (like me)

May 25, 2011

A specialist checks the quality of finished coffee at the Nespresso production and distribution centre. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

The discovery comes via the University of Iowa where researchers found the bacteria in a flower bed, Scientific America reports. The discovery could lead to new medications to boost blood flow and treat asthma.

While Scientific America hails this discovery as a first — coffee drinkers will say it’s a fact they’ve known for years. My triple shot latte is the only thing keeping me alive some days.

(Thanks, RD!)

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