Micrograph of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

MRSA, the Big Daddy of scary superbugs / NIAID

Antibiotic resistance; it’s one of the scariest threats to public health of our time. In the latest episode of Signal, the podcast from STAT News, presenters Meg Tirrell and Luke Timmerman delve into the problem, from misuse of antibiotics, under-investment in new antibiotics, and the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”.

How has our unshakeable faith in technology brought us to this point? And are we too late to prevent the antibiotic apocalypse? Seemingly one of the answers is to be found inside a cave. Intrigued? Listen on…

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