Beating the Superbugs
Ever since we began to realise that
bacteria were capable of developing resistance to antibiotics the world has
seemed a less safe place. Can
superbugs really herald the end of life as we know it?
Not if the world’s medical scientists
have anything to do with it.
University of Leicester experts, among
others, will be talking about strategies to beat the miniature menace, from iron
to DNA, at the BA Festival of Science to be held at the University between 9-13
Quality of life is this year’s theme
for the BA Festival, which is the UK’s biggest science festival, held annually
at different universities throughout the country.
This year’s event will attract 400 top international scientists and
science communicators and reveal the latest developments in research.
A total of 3,000 delegates are expected
to attend the event at the University, as well as thousands of students of all
ages and members of the public interested in science.
The Festival returns to the
University of Leicester for the third time since 1921, during a year in which
the University is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
To find out more about the BA Festival of
Science or to book to come along and take part, see the website: www.the-ba.net
or contact 0207 973 3052.
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or from the University of Leicester Press Office, telephone 0116 252 2415,
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