Antimicrobial avengers

ARE LIVING AT A TIME OF ENORMOUS RISK TO DISEASE.  YEARS OF EXCESSIVE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS MEANS THAT WE ARE BECOMING ANTIBACTERIAL RESISTANT.

I WORKED WITH DR RAECHELLE D’SA, AT LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY ON THEIR

ANTIMICROBIAL AVENGER PROJECT TO CREATE CREATURES THAT EDUCATE AND INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT ALTERNATIVES TO PENICILLIN.  THESE ANCIENT ANIMALS MAY PROVIDE SOME OF THE ANSWERS TO THE CRISIS WE FACE.

THE CERAMIC ANTIMICROBIAL ANIMALS WERE PURCHASED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND ARE NOW ON PERMANENT DISPLAY IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AT LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY.

                                     KOMODO DRAGON SPORTS THE WORD MRSA ON ITS TONGUE TO SUGGEST THE MRSA BUSTING QUALITIES FOUND IN ITS KNOBBLY SKIN

 

                                          A FAMILY OF GECKOS WITH EXAGGERATED SPIKY SKIN TEXTURES

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

 

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