The Antibiotic Apocalypse Threatens Us All!
A lack of antibiotics to treat infection could soon bring us to a post-apocalyptic era where people die from minor injuries, or following routine operations.
More and more bacteria are becoming resistant, yet no new antibiotics have been developed since the 1980s.
Will the future be a world without hip replacements, cancer treatments or organ transplants? And is it our fault for insisting on drugs we don’t need, or does science just need to catch up?
Join microbiologist Clare Taylor to find out how we got here, and what we can do about it.
Clare Taylor: Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University.
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