Predicting Super Bugs

Scientists have been warning the world about the rise of anti-microbial resistance for decades now- some strains of diseases like gonorrhea, tuberculosis and staph infections are almost completely resistant to even our most powerful drugs. A new project, headed up by the University of Technology Sydney, is working on tracking where this resistance develops, and predicting where resistant microbes might pop up next. We speak to some of the scientists on the project, about how it works, and who it can help.

Music:

Particle Emission, Silver Maple

ByrĂ°r, Hampus Naeselius

Guests:

Maurizio Labbate, Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney

Branwen Morgan, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science at the the University of Technology Sydney

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