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Discovery: Antibiotic Resistance Crisis - Part I 18 Aug 14

August 18th, 2014

Episode 395 of 559 episodes

Our antibiotics are failing. Bacteria are developing resistance to an increasing number of the drugs that used to kill them. How bleak is the future for global health? Roland Pease looks at scientific issues behind the gathering crisis. The last new class of antibiotics was discovered in the 1980s. Are there any others in the pipeline?

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