In the race to keep up with harmful bacteria as they continually evolve to outsmart our antibiotics, we have fallen woefully behind. There are already superbugs we cannot defeat. And at the current pace, the Age of Antibiotics will end in our lifetimes. Childbirth, surgery, even small cuts will once again carry deadly risk. Predictions are by 2050 there will be more deaths from infections than from cancer if we don’t solve this crisis. Scientists are not standing idly by. Join immunologists, biologists, and infectious disease specialists to explore some exciting new tools that may be our salvation in the battle against superbugs.
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