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Antimicrobial resistance

As bacteria that cause infection adapt to withstand antibiotics, the potential for antimicrobial resistance to cause a global health crisis looms large. Scientists and policymakers are working together to find ways to fight back against this threat.

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Efforts to reduce the use of existing drugs and incentives to invest in research could help combat resistance to antimicrobial drugs.

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Public-health experts hope that by reducing the spread of disease, society can cut back on its use of antibiotics.

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James K. Martin argues that, to find new antibiotics, researchers need to leave the old molecules behind and take different approaches.

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