Invasion of the Gene Snatchers! How antibiotic-resistant bacteria swap and steal each other’s armor
When antibiotics were discovered in the mid-1900's, we thought we had finally beaten bacteria. Now, the bugs are fighting back, outsmarting our best and strongest antibiotics faster than we can come up with new ones. Some experts even warn of a "post-antibiotic era." What makes these new superbugs so super? Is there any hope? We'll discuss how bacteria are using and even shortcutting evolution to escape our drugs, what scientists are trying to do about it, and the ongoing role of serendipity in scientific discovery and progress.
$8 for Seniors, $21.95 for adults (includes access to all the exhibitions, lecture and one IMAX screening)
Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.