Our research in China's estuaries offers glimpses of a dire future: a world without effective antibiotics
In a paper just published in Nature Microbiology, my colleagues and I show that antibiotic resistance genes have now become
Suppose two jumbo jets crashed every day, killing a total of about 365,000 people in a year. Remarkably enough that's about the level of carnage caused every year in our country by avoidable medical mistakes.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health threats worldwide.
"Patients should be able to trust that the devices they need for treatment are safe and effective."
As our antibiotic options disappear, scientists are looking around to see what else is out there.
Big players in the food industry (Tyson Foods, Perdue, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, Costco, Wendy's and Subway) have all made announcements, with varying levels of detail, on their plans to produce and/or source chicken raised with limited or no antibiotics.