From an article by Cayla Dengate at the Huffington Post (Australia):

Antibiotic resistance threatens to leave humanity at the mercy of bacteria, where a surgical wound or bladder infection could spell a slow fight against death.

Yet in the face of this global issue, it’s hard to visualise exactly what antibiotic resistance is and how it works.

Enter Harvard Medical School’s project to create the first large-scale look at how bacteria “maneuvers” as it learns to survive with increasingly higher doses of antibiotics.

They created a 2ft by 4ft petri dish with differing levels of antibiotics embedded in the agar. Watch as the bacteria finds a way to adapt and survive.

 

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