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Reader Í Superbugs ´ Download ✓ Dogsalonbristol ´ ❰Reading❯ ➶ Superbugs Author Matt McCarthy – Physician researcher and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugsIng 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 man As the world is dealing with the Coronavirus I discovered I had this audiobook on deck since November 2 months before the outbreak; interesting timing Coming out of a recent 85 years in healthcare and having worked in the lab side of healthcare science for years I found this book fascinating and informative Yes this is scary and I've worked with MRSA CDIF and other infectious diseases however never touching them; just working on systems processes and euipment to test It's interesting how a clinical trial comes to life and it's also very interesting how many different patients from different walks of life get exposure to random bugs Some of the most useful parts of this book for me were the development of antibiotics soil antibiotics and how information is shared between researchers As the book wrapped up on the note of Crispr I've also been researching a lot of this topic and find it interesting how one can consider gene therapy as a way to rid one of a disease I'm looking forward to conversations about Crispr and how they can eradicate disease and hopefully without introducing additional superbugs or gene mutations that run amuck and create a zombie society just kidding; but who knows Good book and good timing to read Yes the Coronavirus is a flu by nature attacking the respiratory systems and provided maybe 6 12 months a cure vaccine etc will be found and we will all be back at work oblivious to the interruptions we've just had

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Nd the results will impact nothing less than the future of humanityDr 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 bring This book is part medical memoir part medical history and part medical economics science lesson Disclosure I won this as part of a GoodReads GiveawayFirst Dr McCarthy offers an insiders' view into how clinical trials are coordinated and implemented as he takes you through his own clinical trial experience for the antibiotic dalba the important role Big Pharma plays in bringing medicine to the masses which I appreciated but still couldn't help weighing against their unethical and uestionable pricing practices and the vital ethics of obtaining informed consent from patients when recruiting them into clinical trials as he takes you through some of their personal storiesSecond Dr McCarthy gives good history lessons devoting a chapter to the shocking awful and cruel Syphilis Tuskegee Experiment discussing Alexander Fleming's discovery of the first antibiotic Penicillin detailing how scientists Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Fuller Brown collaborated in discovering and creating the first anti fungal medication Nystatin and many other interesting and important historical tidbitsThird but certainly not least Dr McCarthy explains the economics behind drug discovery and creation revealing why antibiotic development is so difficult and why we're struggling to come up with new antibiotic medicines to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria He also discusses current research efforts and the science behind them in easy to understand terms Finally he explains the dangers of antibiotic and antifungal overuse and the resulting development of both antibiotic resistant bacteria and antifungal resistant fungi which is why coming up with new medication is so vital at this point in time despite its difficultyOverall this was a fascinating read

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SuperbugsPhysician 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 Superbugs a Science has never been my thing I took the reuired classes to fulfill academic reuirements and never looked back This changed late last summer when my elderly mother was given an antibiotic to clear up an infection prior to surgery and had a violent reaction to the medication To make a long story short she wound up with life threatening sepsis spent a week in the hospital for treatment and in fact she never had an infection at the onset I suppose this experience although unrelated to the book is what prompted me to read Superbugs McCarthy does a great job of grounding you in the discovery and history of antibiotics as well as their overuse and the subseuent development of resistant bacteria and fungi Explanations about the difficulty of devising protocols and implementing pioneering trials are also addressed The role of Big Pharma funding pricing and profit margins is covered too The good doctor humanizes his account by introducing you to a number of his patients; some of whom have happy outcomes and others less so This is an accessible and very readable narrative and I for one am glad Dr McCarthy and his mentor Dr Walsh are leading the charge to find new drugs to outsmart and destroy these very nasty bugs