What is Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotics kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Antibiotic resistance refers to the ability of bacteria to resist one or multiple antibiotics. Unfortunately, rates of antibiotic resistance continue to increase, outpacing the development of new antibiotics. Some bacteria are now resistant to all available antibiotics, rendering infections with these strains essentially untreatable. New research and new approaches are critical to combat this growing crisis.
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