Researchers find new insights on development of antibiotic resistance

  18 January 2021

One of the biggest challenges for healthcare and medical professionals is the development of antibiotic resistance – a common condition experienced by people worldwide. Antibiotic resistance is when pathogens become resistant to the current treatments used against them, which makes it difficult, sometimes impossible for doctors to treat a certain condition, because the medicines and treatments for the said disease, do not work on the disease-causing pathogen.

Antibiotic resistance has been a subject of study for researchers worldwide. It has been found that common, unnecessary, wrong, overuse of antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance. With recent research, scientists have found new insights on the development of the condition.

According to researchers at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park, development of antibiotic resistance by bacteria can have ‘side effects’ for them, including their ability to cause disease. 

The new study has the potential to help in the development of new treatments, and give a better understanding of how resistance actually arises so that we can find ways to minimize the condition. 

Further reading: TimesNowNews
Author(s): Anushree Gupta
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