apañaron
-they fixed
The word apañaron is the preterite form of apañar in the third person plural.
See the full apañar conjugation

apañar

Algunas bacterias encontraron la forma de evitar la penicilina y se las apañaron para crear su pequeño ADN con otras bacterias y ahora hay muchas resistentes a la penicilina porque las bacterias se comunican.
Some bacteria figured out how to stay away from penicillin, and it went around sort of creating its little DNA information with other bacteria, and now we have a lot of bacteria that are resistant to penicillin, because bacteria communicate.
Desafortunadamente, no se las apañaron para sacarse una foto de ellos.
And unfortunately, they didn't manage to take a picture of themselves.
Pero aún así se las apañaron para enamorarse.
But they still managed to fall in love.
Algunos de ellos se las apañaron para sobrevivir.
Some of them managed to survive.
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