#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Preventing Bacterial Infections – Lloyd Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Preventing Bacterial Infections – Lloyd Miller, M.D., Ph.D.


>>Lloyd: Many bacteria
are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics,
which complicates treatment and creates a serious
threat to public health. Methicillin-resistant Staph
aureus, commonly known as MRSA, causes nearly 90% of
bacterial skin infections, such as abscesses and cellulitis. These infections result in
over 10 million outpatient and emergency room visits and
500,000 hospital admissions per year in the United States. My name is Lloyd Miller, and
to provide an alternative to antibiotics, my research group studies the specific immune
responses that help clear MRSA skin infections. We are basically looking for
ways to engage the body’s own defenses to fight off
these dangerous infections. We hope that our
discoveries will translate to vaccines and
immunotherapies to combat MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant pathogens. (light music)

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