News Podcasts Antibiotic resistance – Kōrero with Dr. Heather Hendrickson

Antibiotic resistance – Kōrero with Dr. Heather Hendrickson

April 6th, 2021

Dr. Heather Hendrickson is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Bioscience at Massey University, and the Vice Preseident of the New Zealand Micro Biological Society. In short, Dr. Hendrickson is an expert in micro biology, like bacteria, and how we treat that bacteria with antibiotics.

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘antibiotic resistance’ at least once, but perhaps don’t quite know what it means. Antibiotics are amazing, nothing short of a medical marvel, but their overuse and misuse is putting their effectiveness at risk, to the point where we might one day lose them. Their overuse is widespread as well. It’s not only humans who are overusing antibiotics, but also animals. Specifically, farmed animals.

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