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Drug resistant “superbug” gene found on pig farm

Lori_Burrows_newDr. Lori Burrows, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University and IIDR Researcher, chatted about the discovery of a bacteria on a pig farm in the United States that is resistant to an important class of antibiotics known as carbapenems. Dr. Burrows explores the antibiotic alternatives on the horizon and the groundbreaking research happening at IIDR on CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks. Listen to the interview.