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The drug works by killing bacterial cells before they can become resistant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Researchers are worried that some strains may be becoming resistant to conventional medicines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)UK consumers have proved highly resistant to genetically modified foods of all kinds. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This variety has proved resistant to peach leaf curl disease. The Sun (2015)This means we may be very resistant to changing our beliefs. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)He was less and less resistant to injuries and his form got worse. The Sun (2013)Vets treat farm animals with antibiotics that can promote the emergence of resistant strains in people. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Only the most resistant blocks remain behind. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)It is also more resistant to heat and nuclear radiation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may be an answer for women who become resistant to current drugs. The Sun (2008)But men do seem more resistant than women to giving up the caveman instinct for prey. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Football has proved resistant to that logic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is concern that the virus may become resistant to drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This could explain why some people are so resistant to change in church. Christianity Today (2000)But doctors quickly saw the disease become resistant to the drugs. The Sun (2013)But doctors proved far more resistant to a centralised record. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Or a few cells in a primary tumour may be resistant from the outset. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There will always be people resistant to change. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The number of programmes available for download is still small and some film studios remain resistant to making their films available online. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The more a painkiller is taken, the more resistant the body becomes. The Sun (2013)Peach Avalon is resistant to this disease. The Sun (2013)For those less resistant to change, the reality is more cheerful. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is heat resistant, so effective in baked products. E For Additives (1987)The most resistant snakes are also a little slower than the less resistant reptiles, which puts them at an evolutionary disadvantage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you are going to plant and then leave them to their own devices, seek out kinds that are resistant to disease. The Sun (2009)Experiments have shown that making people laugh can temporarily boost certain aspects of their immune system, potentially making them more resistant to infection and disease. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)Around 25,000 a year die in Europe from infections resistant to drugs. The Sun (2014)But one group of public servants remains resistant to change: MPs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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