How antibiotics work

How antibiotics work

How do antibiotics work? Pathogenic bacteria in the body cause infections, which can be treated by antibiotics Bacteriostatic antibiotics slow the growth of bacteria by interfering with the processes the bacteria need to multiply These processes include: DNA replication Metabolism e.g. enzyme activity Protein production Bactericidal antibiotics kill the bacteria, for example by preventing the…

Drug-Resistant Infections: Confronting an Escalating Crisis

Drug-Resistant Infections: Confronting an Escalating Crisis

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Welcome to The Forum, livestreamed worldwide from the Leadership Studio at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. I’m Dean Michelle Williams. The Forum is a collaboration between the Harvard Chan School and independent news media. Each program features a panel of experts addressing some of today’s most pressing public health issues.…