What causes antibiotic resistance? – Kevin Wu

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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.

Lesson by Kevin Wu, animation by Brett Underhill.


Aurora Celestial says:

1:11 why do they look like the villain and hero from "we are number one"???

Logan B says:

Dont Demonize The Germs Please They Only Want A Place To Live And All The Symptoms They Cause Are Them Trying To Make It Safer

victor lv says:

Where is Saitama when you need him?

Le Bro says:

Why not use radiation.

praha Chakraborty says:

3:26 These things are gonna give me nightmares…

TLB2703 says:

this vid is so weirefnjedbciaenrubcevnreuibbvrhvr

limonite gaming says:

3:14 Haduken

limonite gaming says:

I mean 1:52

limonite gaming says:

1:54 did his face just become a but?

limonite gaming says:


Toriel Dreamurr says:

Why not use one punch man pill to do the job

United Hungary says:

I think 25% of my cells defending me are still alive 50% are decease and 25% is others

McGooDSwaggeR GeraldO says:

Panic button! Where you at!?!?

Gabriel Bergantinos says:

My is mother is bad

Hinz Lim says:

I'm from 2018 all that super bug can cure by CRISPR, CRISPR is a DNA from a different life from like a DNA from bird can make you fly call me crazy but your wrong

Daniel Declan says:

@ 1:20 – while human cells can be unharmed, microbes that are healthy for the human body can be affected by antibiotics, thus collateral damage, right?

Stanley Yeboah says:

poo eating poo

Stanley Yeboah says:

POO – CEPTION lol 0:50

Stanley Yeboah says:

with no hair

Stanley Yeboah says:

0:45-omg a Powerpuff girl

Brian Wyters says:

Just cause bacteria to evolve to weak, nearly harmless beings. This means killing all deadly diseases. So say someone has a disease, just quarantine them and sterilize the corpse. This is for the better good.


ı read somewhere that antibiotics does all the work so future humans ımmunity system could be near useless cause yur body keep himself alive by getting drugs from outside to help them instead of them fighting themself like real badasses

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