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Antibiotics refers to chemical substances that have the capacity to destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria. They are used chiefly in the treatment of infectious diseases. The Eyes of Nye - Antibiotics: Man vs. Microbe presents a background of infectious ... disease trends and the effect of antibiotics on those trends, conditions that contribute to those effects, and the decisions we face and solutions we seek as a result. The issue of antibiotic use is a growing global concern, and one that is not an "all or none" proposition. The questions posed in Antibiotics and the objective of this program is to gain an understanding of the reasons, possible solutions, and future directions the problem may take-help students prepare for what will surely continue to be a major issue throughout at least a large portion of their lives. The issue also constitutes an excellent example of the never-ending impact of science on technological progress and vice-versa, the scientific significance of our past historical experiences, and our place as humans in our ecosystem and the larger environment.