NEW YORK (360Dx) – Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have devised a method to determine the efficacy of an antibiotic by measuring its mechanical activity, offering a potentially new strategy in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Citing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NIST scientists noted that in the US, at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are attributed to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections each year,

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