According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infections caused by drug-resistant pathogens – a result of the overuse of antibiotics – now pose urgent and serious threats to public health.
“It’s believed to be as great of a threat to global health and safety as global warming,” says Kadouri, a microbiologist at the School of Dental Medicine’s Center for Oral Infectious Diseases.
Kadouri’s effort is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Pathogen Predators program, which develops alternative methods of fighting infections and disease. The effort is managed through a cooperative agreement with Rutgers University, DARPA and the Army Research Office.
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