Increasing resistance to antibiotics has been called the most pressing global health problem of our time. Medical experts are predicting a post-antibiotic era, in which people will die of infections easily treated just a few years ago – unless we find more of these miracle drugs.
The Antibiotic Hunters follows drug researchers as they investigate the slimy green fur of sloths, the saliva of Komodo dragons, the blood of alligators, and the bacteria in British Columbia caves and on the ocean floor off the coast of Panama – all part of the urgent hunt to find the building blocks of new antibiotics.
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Presented as part of the monthly Environmental Film Series, which is made free to the public through the ongoing partnership of the Havre de Grace Green Team and Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. The film screenings are made possible by a grant from the Joseph Robert Foundation.