Electrical Stimulation on Bacterial Infections

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Jan 7, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 13:58 mins

Guests: Haluk Beyenal, PhD, Professor in WSU’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering; Doug Call, PhD, Professor of Molecular Epidemiology in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State  According to the CDC, at least two million infections and 23,000 deaths are the result of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Hospitals now see “superbugs” that are resistant to so many drugs they’re nearly invincible and lead to almost certain death if they make it to a patient’s blood stream.  The race is on to create new antibiotics, yes. But also to come up with treatments that don’t involve drugs the bacteria can develop a resistance to. How about electricity?

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