|Methicillin-resistant S aureus (yellow) being ingested by|
neutrophil (purplish blue) [author: NIAID/NIH]
So how does one slow down evolution of resistance? The authors propose several possibilities including: reducing inappropriate use of anti-microbials and determining optimal dosage. It is most likely that a combination of better practices and development of new therapies will be necessary to combat the ongoing problem of multi-drug resistance.
The authors paper can be found at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.7715