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Spotlight on: Antimicrobial resistance

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Antibiotics discovery is considered one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century. But antibiotics are rapidly becoming ineffective. Their overuse – and misuse – in agriculture and human medicine, has led to a growing number of bacteria in humans, animals and the environment that are resistant to them. Read more about antimicrobial resistance and what MRC is doing to tackle it.

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Close up of bacteria on a petri dishAntibiotic resistance: how we will beat it together

Dr Jonathan Pearce, Head of Infections and Immunity at the MRC, explains that understanding how resistance develops helps advance new ways of preventing and treating infections.

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