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Bacteria can change inside of us to beat antibiotics

This breakthrough could be key in fighting antibiotic resistance.
Researchers have evidence of another method that bacteria use to resist antibiotics.
Researchers have evidence of another method that bacteria use to resist antibiotics. (Sirirat/Shutterstock/)

Widespread antibiotic use is largely to blame for the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is currently one of the biggest threats to global health. Not only does antibiotic resistance already cause an estimated 700,000 deaths a year, it's also made numerous infections, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhea, . Without knowing how to stop bacteria from developing antibiotic resistance, it's predicted that preventable diseases could cause by 2050.

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