To control infections, we must understand how resistance develops.

It’s a pressing challenge for modern medicine and agriculture: Microorganisms grow and change, rapidly adapting to host defense mechanisms and drugs. When drugs like antibiotics are used inappropriately — overprescribed or used as preventive treatment — the pace of change quickens.

Understanding how drug resistance develops and spreads helps us develop effective ways to control disease.

At Ohio State, we tackle this challenge with a holistic approach. We bring together science, policy and public health expertise and partnerships needed to achieve a worldwide system of antibiotic stewardship.

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 Video from NIH MedlinePlus: Antibiotics vs. Bacteria: Fighting the Resistance!

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