(Educational videos)

 

  •  What causes antibiotic resistance? - Kevin Wu

Right now, you are inhabited by trillions of microorganisms. Many of these bacteria are harmless (or even helpful!), but there are a few strains of ‘super bacteria’ that are pretty nasty -- and they’re growing resistant to our antibiotics. Why is this happening? Kevin Wu details the evolution of this problem that presents a big challenge for the future of medicine.

 

  • How is bacterial resistance developing? (super bugs)

This video explains what are antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as super bugs.

 

  • Why is bacterial resistance spreading?

This clip describes how antibiotic resistance spreads between different bacteria in our bodies through horizontal gene transfer and vertical gene transfer. It also describes how antibiotic resistance can spread between people.