Antibiotics were the game-changing wonderdrugs that revolutionized medicine in the early 20th century. In fact, their impact stretches far beyond medicine – antibiotics also revolutionized agriculture and livestock practices to usher in an era of relatively cheap and plentiful food in industrialized nations. However, decades of antibiotic misuse, overuse, a lack of drug discovery investment, and the resilient evolution of microorganisms have led to a concerning state of antimicrobial resistance and to a very real threat of society facing a world where the antibiotics don’t work.
|Publisher||Research the Headlines|
|Media of output||Online|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Dec 2021|
Bibliographical noteContributors to Research the Headlines are all current or former members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh‘s Young Academy of Scotland.
- antimicrobial resistance