Scientists: Antibiotics interfere with the body fight with bacteria

Scientists from the broad Institute have found that some antibiotics affect the body’s ability to fight bacteria, making pathogens more resistant to treatment, and immune cells – weaker.


A group of specialists led by James Collins conducted a study to determine all aspects of the action of antibiotics on the human body. Scientists have found out that some antibiotics are harmful for the mitochondria of human cells. The experts carried out experiments on laboratory mice infected with E. coli. The experts fed mice ciprofloxacin for the time needed to cure the person. Because of the medication in the cells of rodents was damaged mitochondria. Also, scientists have found that bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and immune cells are weakened.

Experts say that this discovery does not affect all types of antibiotics.