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The Fight Against a Deadly Superbug

Constant Wonder
  • Oct 1, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 32:14
When Steffanie Strathdee’s husband contracted an antibiotic-resistant super-bacteria and became deathly ill, she raced to find a treatment. With no other options, Strathdee turned to phage therapy—an unconventional treatment in which viruses are used to kill bacteria. The struggle changed both of their lives. Guest: Steffanie Strathdee, Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine; Co-director of the UCSD Center for Innovative Phage Application and Therapeutics (IPATH); author of "The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir"