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Movie Screening: "Resistance", a documentary

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Storrs Campus
BPB 130

Join us during World Antibiotic Awareness Week for a screening of the documentary "Resistance"

Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s and their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and profoundly impacted everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs. How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights RESISTANCE clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.

All welcome.

The movie is 72 minutes, followed by Q&A with a panel of experts: Dr. Nichole Broderick, MCB Assistant Professor at UConn and Dr. Barbara Murdock, Biology Assistant Professor at ECSU.

Contact:

nichole.broderick@uconn.edu

Molecular and Cell Biology (primary), Physiology & Neurobiology, UConn Master Calendar

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