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Superbugs! How Bacteria Evolve Resistance to Antibiotics

Antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern medicine, allowing us to fight infection by pathogenic bacteria. Antibiotics attack essential molecular machines in bacteria, stopping or slowing their action and ultimately killing the cell.

Superbugs such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), have found ways to evade almost all current antibiotics. Download the poster or use the interactive animation to explore the protein structures that medical researchers are utilizing to search for ways to fight these superbugs.