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It’s hard to imagine a world without powerful antibiotics to combat infection or to make life-saving medical interventions like surgery and cancer treatment possible. This amazing scientific discovery has changed our lives in countless ways. But, the long- term overuse and mis-use of antibiotics has contributed to an alarming rise in antibiotic resistance, which threatens the health of our global ecosystem.

Hear from biology professors Kim Lewis and Eddie Geisinger to discuss how scientists are working to discover new antibiotics and seeking novel ways to treat and eradicate some of our most aggressive infectious diseases. You’ll also learn about ground-breaking inventions and unique research strategies that have contributed to sophisticated advances in drug development for infectious disease.

Part of the College of Science Connects: The Good Power of Science series. Originally aired on January 12, 2022. Learn more about the research here.

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