Antibiotics are one of the greatest inventions. They rank in ABC News’s top 10 health advances of all time. However, bacteria are not static. They can change and mutate to become anti-biotic resistant. In this constant battle against disease, new antibiotics are needed.
Harvard’s Mega-Plate Petri Dish experiment shows in vivid detail why the development of new antibiotics will likely be a war humans will need to continue to fight forever.