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.

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

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