As we learn more about bacteria, it is becoming ever clearer that they interact with themselves and the environment with more sophistication than we ever dared to imagine. Of course understanding as much as possible about bacteria's day to day life is very important, as it comes with countless implications for how we understand and treat disease.
Compared to most global crises, antibiotic resistance has received little attention. This week, the topic finally found its rightful place at the top of the news agenda but this is just the beginning: it is going to take a lot to even slow this down. Antibiotic resistance affects the health of every single person - and it is going take every one of those people to help overcome it.