New strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are appearing faster than scientists can discover new antibiotics.
The antibiotics help those microorganisms survive by attacking other bacteria competing for the same food supply... but how do they protect themselves?
Our bodies are also made up of living cells, the antibiotics have to distinguish between the cells in our bodies and the cells of the bacteria.
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