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Unformatted text preview: Note Cards Project A Presentation Slide 2- - 1929, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin- During WW 2, penicillin saved hundreds of thousands or even millions of lives- whole new generation of antibacterial drugs had sprung up in the late 40s and early 50s that set the age of the antibiotic into motion- Bacteria are very quickly evolving drug resistance Slide 3-- The scientific discovery of antibiotics has extended human life span and made many diseases that once presented an enormous challenge to society were made minor infections of no consequence- modern medicine was created-life expectancy, many people gain a lot, revolutionized life itself Slide 4-- Many forms of resistance showed up even to penicillin shortly after it was discovered. For example, Staphylococci developed resistance not only to penicillin but also to streptomycin, and .- bacteria can pass resistance between species and strains- As bacteria that arent resistant are killed off, the biological process of natural selection...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BIOL 701 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '11 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Spring '11