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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McCarthy, Matt

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Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal. This trial serv...es as the backdrop for the compulsively readable Superbugs, and the results will impact nothing less than the future of humanity.Dr. McCarthy explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics, from Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, to obscure sources of innovative new medicines (often found in soil samples), to the cutting-edge DNA manipulation known as CRISPR, bringing to light how we arrived at this juncture of both incredible breakthrough and extreme vulnerability. We also meet the patients whose lives are hanging in the balance, from Remy, a teenager with a dangerous and rare infection, to Donny, a retired New York City firefighter with a compromised immune system, and many more.The proverbial ticking clock will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Can Dr. McCarthy save the lives of his patients infected with the deadly bacteria, who have otherwise lost all hope?
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ISBN 9781925713244
Published NZ 4 Jun 2019
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925713244
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 4 Jun 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McCarthy, Matt
Category Medical Microbiology & Virology
Biology & Life Sciences
Bacteriology (Non-Medical)
Virology (Non-Medical)
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade

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