The wonderful but somewhat doom laden talk about Anti-Biotic Resistance was given by Prof Diane Newell who was a scientist in this area and is now a member of both the Winchester and Test Valley U3As and runs their Science groups.
From the start of the Anti-biotic era with penicillin there has been resistance to drugs. The squandering of their use has led to more and more resistance subsequently.
There are plans to improve a dire situation such as the Longitude project which is offering £10,000,000 for a solution specifically for GPs to be able to test rapidly for the particular bacterium affecting a patient. This currently takes a week and is too expensive to do. So doctors prescribe wide spectrum anti-biotics that are being more resistant all the time.
October 26th meeting will be at the Salisbury Fire Station at 10 am for a tour and a talk on the latest fire appliances and their technical details. This will be a free event I believe.
There are still some blank times in the programme and I would be grateful for any talks member could offer or for information about suitable outside speakers. Peter Read 01722 501218 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in anticipation!
The Programme is found on the
web site under http://www.salisburyu3a.org.uk/SciTech/SciTech2015-16.html