• Jan 7, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 22:51 mins

Guest: Mark Peterson, PhD, Professor of Asian Studies and Korean Language at BYU  Japan and South Korea have settled a dispute that has, for decades, stirred animosity between them. At a meeting in Seoul just before the new year, Japan agreed to contribute $8 million to a fund for women who, during World War II, were forced to work in Japan’s brothels. Only a few dozen of these women known euphemistically as “comfort women” are still alive. But the agreement is as much about symbolic repentance as it is about the money. For its part, South Korea promises to stop bringing up the issue of Japan’s war-time sex slaves.

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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?

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?