The point of my PhD was to develope alternative approaches to effectively treat bacterial infections, relative to our current antibiotics.
The point of my post-doc is to figure out why the __(fill in the blank with your favorite 4-letter word)__ some bacteria aren’t affected by our current antibiotics.
This article gives a fantastic suggestion for how everyone can contribute to solving the global problem of antibiotic inefficiencies (aside from spending 10 years of your life researching the issue). Considering the source, there is really very minimal jargon and it’s short, fact-based and overall very understandable. So, please check out Antibiotics in Crisis.
In the mean time —
stop taking so many damn antibiotics!!
Thank you 🙂