Superbugs Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings


  • Author : Matt McCarthy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735217522


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International Bestseller "An amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future." --Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies 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. 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?

Superbugs Book


  • Author : William Hall (Author of Superbugs)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0674985095


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Antibiotics are powerful drugs that can prevent and treat infections, but they are becoming less effective as a result of drug resistance. Superbugs describes this growing global threat, the systematic failures that have led to it, and solutions that governments, industries, and public health specialists can adopt.--

The Perfect Predator Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Perfect Predator

  • Author : Steffanie Strathdee
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316418072


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An electrifying memoir of one woman's extraordinary effort to save her husband's life-and the discovery of a forgotten cure that has the potential to save millions more. "A memoir that reads like a thriller." -New York Times Book Review "A fascinating and terrifying peek into the devastating outcomes of antibiotic misuse-and what happens when standard health care falls short." -Scientific American Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Tom came down with a stomach bug. What at first seemed like a case of food poisoning quickly turned critical, and by the time Tom had been transferred via emergency medevac to the world-class medical center at UC San Diego, where both he and Steffanie worked, blood work revealed why modern medicine was failing: Tom was fighting one of the most dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the world. Frantic, Steffanie combed through research old and new and came across phage therapy: the idea that the right virus, aka "the perfect predator," can kill even the most lethal bacteria. Phage treatment had fallen out of favor almost 100 years ago, after antibiotic use went mainstream. Now, with time running out, Steffanie appealed to phage researchers all over the world for help. She found allies at the FDA, researchers from Texas A&M, and a clandestine Navy biomedical center -- and together they resurrected a forgotten cure. A nail-biting medical mystery, The Perfect Predator is a story of love and survival against all odds, and the (re)discovery of a powerful new weapon in the global superbug crisis.

Viruses Vs  Superbugs Book

Viruses Vs Superbugs

  • Author : T. Häusler
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230552289


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Each year thousands of people die from bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Alternative drugs are urgently needed. A surprising ray of hope from the past are viruses that kill bacteria, but not us. Award-winning science journalist Thomas Häusler investigates how these long-forgotten cures may help sick people today.

Superbug Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Maryn McKenna
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-03-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1439171831


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LURKING in our homes, hospitals, schools, and farms is a terrifying pathogen that is evolving faster than the medical community can track it or drug developers can create antibiotics to quell it. That pathogen is MRSA—methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus—and Superbug is the first book to tell the story of its shocking spread and the alarming danger it poses to us all. Doctors long thought that MRSA was confined to hospitals and clinics, infecting almost exclusively those who were either already ill or old. But through remarkable reporting, including hundreds of interviews with the leading researchers and doctors tracking the deadly bacterium, acclaimed science journalist Maryn McKenna reveals the hidden history of MRSA’s relentless advance—how it has overwhelmed hospitals, assaulted families, and infiltrated agriculture and livestock, moving inexorably into the food chain. Taking readers into the medical centers where frustrated physicians must discard drug after drug as they struggle to keep patients alive, she discloses an explosion of cases that demonstrate how MRSA is growing more virulent, while evolving resistance to antibiotics with astonishing speed. It may infect us at any time, no matter how healthy we are; it is carried by a stunning number of our household pets; and it has been detected in food animals from cows to chickens to pigs. With the sensitivity of a novelist, McKenna portrays the emotional and financial devastation endured by MRSA’s victims, vividly describing the many stealthy ways in which the pathogen overtakes the body and the shock and grief of parents whose healthy children were felled by infection in just hours. Through dogged detective work, she discloses the unheard warnings that predicted the current crisis and lays bare the flaws that have allowed MRSA to rage out of control: misplaced government spending, inadequate public health surveillance, misguided agricultural practices, and vast overuse of the few precious dru

Superbugs Strike Back Book

Superbugs Strike Back

  • Author : Connie Goldsmith
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822566076


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Explains how superbugs came to be, what scientists are doing to fight them, and how you can protect yourself against these microscopic menaces.

Super Bugs Book

Super Bugs

  • Author : Michelle Meadows
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545687591


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The Super Bugs help insects when they are in danger! "Antennae up, eyes down. Buzzing all around the town. Super Bugs, Super Bugs, mighty, mighty Super Bugs!" These heroic insects are ready to fly in and lend a helping hand or wing! The Super Bugs spend all day doing good, and when the day ends... "To the hideout -- cozy nest. Even heroes need to rest." Young insect enthusiasts will enjoy the fun facts for all nineteen insects in Super Bugs: ants, beetles, bumblebees, butterflies, caterpillars, cicadas, cockroaches, crickets, daddy longlegs, dragonflies, fireflies, fleas, grasshoppers, houseflies, mosquitoes, moths, spiders, stinkbugs, and termites.

OECD Health Policy Studies Stemming the Superbug Tide Book

OECD Health Policy Studies Stemming the Superbug Tide

  • Author : OECD.
  • Publisher : Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-01-21
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9264307583


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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a large and growing problem with the potential for enormous health and economic consequences, globally. As such, AMR has become a central issue at the top of the public health agenda of OECD countries and beyond. In this

Drug Resistant Diseases and Superbugs Book

Drug Resistant Diseases and Superbugs

  • Author : Lorrie Klosterman
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 0761446141


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Provides readers with all the facts they need to know about Tuberculosis.

Superbugs Book


  • Author : Tamara Thompson
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-02-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737776560


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Where do Antibiotic-resistant superbugs come from and what can we do to combat them? This volume takes a look at the issue from all angles; the role of government, where lobbyists and drug companies fit in, and how the overuse of antibiotics and antibacterial products may contribute to the problem.

Superbugs Book


  • Author : Stephanie Watson
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-01-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448801404


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This book provides an overview of "superbugs," bacteria that are resistant to all but the most power antibiotics, including information on how a "bug" becomes a "superbug" and what new treatments are being developed.

Killer Superbugs Book

Killer Superbugs

  • Author : Nancy Day
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Drug resistance in microorganisms
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 0766015882


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Not so long ago, antibiotics were considered miracle cures. The introduction of penicillin turned once fatal infections into minor problems. Tuberculosis, a fatal disease of the early twentieth century, seemed to disappear, but the appearance of microbes that are highly resistant to antibiotics in the late twentieth century meant that minor health problems were major again, and tuberculosis re-entered the scene. Author Nancy Day explains the history of antibiotics and how bacteria and protozoas have become resistant to antibiotic treatment. Day also discusses the fight against the overuse and abuse that have made antibiotics less effective.

How to Fight Harmful Microbial Bugs and Superbugs  Book

How to Fight Harmful Microbial Bugs and Superbugs

  • Author : Alain Fischer
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-09-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889714667


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The evolution of human beings has been shaped to a large extent by microbes. A number of microbes are innocuous or even contribute to our health equilibrium. This is the case of bacteria and viral phages present in our gut. However, several bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi are damaging our bodies, causing a number of acute and chronic diseases. Until recently, these bugs represented the main causes of death. Better hygiene, vaccines, antibiotics and other anti-microbial drugs have resulted in a better control or cure of many infections. However, malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS still represent major threats in several countries and the recent epidemics of Ebola and Zika demonstrate how vulnerable we are to newly emerging viruses. Furthermore, diarrhea and pneumonia caused by bacteria or viruses still kill millions of children worldwide. Most importantly, bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics are multiplying at a high pace and these superbugs are expected to kill more and more people in the coming years. Clearly, we need to develop more effective approaches to tackle bugs and superbugs. Better hygiene and better vaccine coverage must be considered first and education of kids is essential in this respect. This is the main objective of this series of papers published in Frontiers for Young Minds under the heading “How to Fight Harmful Microbial Bugs and Superbugs?”. Another key objective of the collection is to elicit the interest of children for research on innovative anti-microbial therapies and vaccines.

Investigating Tuberculosis and Superbugs Book

Investigating Tuberculosis and Superbugs

  • Author : Ian Wilker
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 0766033430


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"Provides information about tuberculosis and other drug-resistant diseases, including treatment, diagnosis, history, medical advances, and true stories about people with the diseases"--Provided by publisher.

Attack of the Superbugs Book

Attack of the Superbugs

  • Author : Kathiann M. Kowalski
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 0766024008


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Explains how many pathogens have evolved and become resistant to antibiotics, and examines the problems this causes around the world and how scientists might overcome them.