Video: What causes antibiotic resistance?

Right now, you are inhabited by trillions of microorganisms. Many of these bacteria are harmless (or even helpful!).

Right now, you are inhabited by trillions of microorganisms. Many of these bacteria are harmless (or even helpful!), but there are a few strains of ‘super bacteria’ that are pretty nasty -- and they’re growing resistant to our antibiotics. Why is this happening? Kevin Wu TED ed video details the evolution of this problem that presents a big challenge for the future of medicine.

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-antibiotics-become-resistant-over-time-kevin-wu

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