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Who: Dr David G. Allison, The University of Manchester, presents Bugs ‘n’ Drugs.
When: Monday 15 October 2012, 6.30 pm,
Where: The Albert Club, 39-41 Old Lansdowne Road, Didsbury, M20 2PA
What: It is both a cliché and a truism to state that antibiotic resistance has been around for as long as antibiotics have been used to treat bacterial infections. However, whilst early treatment failures did not represent a significant clinical problem because different types of antibiotics were available, it is the emergence of multiple resistance that is causing major problems in clinics today. Such problems are costly both in terms of patient health and expense to the NHS. Several factors have led to this situation, including the misuse and abuse of antibiotics, a failure to identify novel bacterial targets and an underestimation of the cunningness of bacteria to fight back. This talk will examine the nature of bacterial infections, how they should be treated and how we as responsible individuals might help reduce the spread of infection.
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Dates for your diary
- 19 November 2012 – Phillip Manning – Dinosaurs
- 17 December 2012 – Araida Hidalgo-Bastida – Medicine
- 21 January 2013 – John Roberts – Nuclear energy
- 18 February 2013 – Peter Martin – Chemical Engineering
- 18 March 2013 – Kate Meade – Stem cells
- 15 April 2013 – Anthony Bristow – Pharmaceuticals