Important story by @HelenBranswell in @statnews: Why the advice to take all your antibiotics may be wrong

Quick post. This is a very important read by Helen Branswell in STAT for those interested in antibiotic resistance.

Patients are told to finish their antibiotics, even if they feel better, but that guidance may be exacerbating antibiotic resistance, some experts say.

Source: Why the advice to take all your antibiotics may be wrong

 


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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.