Project A proposal

Project A proposal - Amit Patel p3 10/4/11 Project A...

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Amit Patel p3 10/4/11 Project A proposal Sources : http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/resantimicrobial.html http://dwb4.unl.edu/chem/chem869k/chem869klinks/www.fda.gov/fdac/features/795_antibio.ht ml http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Antibiotic_resistant_bacteria? open http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/antibiotic-resistance-mutation-rates-and-mrsa-28360 Topic Justification: Antibiotic resistance is going to become a pressing problem in the future when the world population rises and the need for healthcare will be greater than ever. With more people, more ordinary bacteria will be treated with drugs like penicillin, and more will develop resistance to all but the most powerful antibiotics, and the evolution of such “superbugs” can be disastrous. Already, in just 10 years time, the infection rate for drug resistant bacteria has gone up by 300 % which is an alarming rate considering the normal path of evolution. With bacteria evolving and reproducing as fast as they are, an unchecked strain of drug resistant bacteria could cause an
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