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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

A New York Times bestselling author shares this exhilarating story of cutting-edge science and the race against the clock to find new treatments in the fight against the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

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ISBN 9781925713244
Barcode 9781925713244
Published 4 June 2019 by Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By McCarthy, Matt
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ISBN-13 9781925713244
ISBN-10 1925713245
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Publication Date 4 June 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
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
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 984864

Description of this Book

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 serves 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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Author's Bio

Matt McCarthy is the author of two US bestsellers, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly and Odd Man Out. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he serves on the Ethics Committee. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Deadspin. He reviews nonfiction for USA Today and is editor-in-chief of Current Fungal Infection Reports.

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