Antibiotics: ever diminishing returns (3 Dec 2013) by UCL Sound published on 2013/12/13 15:05:01 +0000 Lunch hour Lectures - Autumn 2013 Professor Peter Taylor, UCL School of Pharmacy Antibiotics are among the most beneficial drugs ever introduced into clinical practice. However, eighty years on from the discovery of penicillin, the overuse and abuse of antibiotics have led to the evolution of multidrug-resistant pathogens, increasingly responsible for severe infections in our hospitals and communities. New ways of thinking about bacterial infections and their control may provide society with the means to face up to these urgent threats. You can also watch this lecture on the UCLLHL YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGqiIyGQTiM UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at http://ucl.ac.uk.