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The microbes fight back : antibiotic resistance

Author: Laura Bowater
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Antibiotics are familiar drugs to us all, so familiar that we may take them for granted. They allow us to survive life-threatening infections, and allow us to protect the animals we farm for food. Many antibiotics have now become ineffective against common diseases, and there are few alternative treatments to replace them. In this topical book, Laura Bowater, Professor of Microbiology Education and Engagement at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Bowater
ISBN: 9781782621676 1782621679
OCLC Number: 968710754
Description: xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Antibiotic resistance : the state of play today --
The microbiologists --
Public health and infectious diseases --
Microbial makeup and antibiotic targets --
What is antibiotic resistance? --
Spreading antibiotic resistance? --
Moving forward while looking back.
Responsibility: Laura Bowater, the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

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