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Antibiotics in Crisis

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.

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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 🙂

 

 

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Antibiotics and the meat we eat

My advisor sent me this article today about Antibiotics and the meat we eat in the New York Times.

 

 

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This topic is the public health issue that has motivated the work I’ve done in the second half of my PhD so in my humble opinion it’s a very important issue world wide. Please take a look!

What are your opinions on antibiotic use in agriculture?

What about the use of other supplements (steroids, hormones, etc…)?

 

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