We take a deep look in this week's Brainstorm podcast at how and why we use modern antibiotics

Just why is antibiotic resistance on the rise? Ella McSweeney talks guts, bacteria, venom and drugs with Sarah Delaney (Maynooth University), James Dooley (Ulster University) and Michel Dugon (NUI Galway and Irish Research Council). 

This episode was produced by Ciaran O'Bryne and research is by Louise Denvir.

"What a lot of doctors are seeing in hospitals is resistance to antibiotics of last resort". Sarah Delaney @MaynoothUni & James Dooley @UlsterUni tell @ellamcsweeney how serious antibiotic resistance has become on the Brainstorm radio show @drivetimerte @RTERadio1 Thursday pic.twitter.com/hUhlrTeKQz

— RTÉ Brainstorm (@RTEBrainstorm) August 27, 2019

READ: All you want to know about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

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