Antimicrobial animals

I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY TO CREATE THESE ANIMALS WITH ANTIMICROBIAL SKIN SURFACES AS PART OF THEIR ANTIMICROBIAL AVENGER PROJECT. THESE ANCIENT ANIMALS MAY PROVIDE THE ANSWERS TO THE CRISIS WE ARE FACING. THE KOMODO IN THE IMAGE ABOVE SPORTS THE WORD MRSA ON ITS TONGUE TO SUGGEST THE MRSA BUSTING QUALITIES FOUND IN ITS KNOBBLY SKIN. THESE CERAMIC ANTIMICROBIAL ANIMALS ARE NOW ON PERMAMENT DISPLAY IN THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY.

SHARK WITH EXAGGERATED TIL EFFECT SKIN PLAYING ITS PART IN DESIGNING ANTI-MICROBIAL RESISTANT HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT

 

WE ARE LIVING AT A TIME OF ENORMOUS RISK.  YEARS OF EXCESSIVE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS MEANS THAT WE ARE BECOMING ANTIBACTERIAL RESISTANT. THE ANTIMICROBIAL AVENGERS PROJECT WITH DR RAECHELLE D’SA, LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY HAS ENABLED ME TO CONTRIBUTE  TO THIS VITAL WORK BY MAKING CREATURES THAT EDUCATE AND INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT ALTERNATIVES TO PENICILLIN.

 

A FAMILY OF GECKOS WITH EXAGGERATED SPIKY SKIN TEXTURES 

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