Deus ex machina (Part 3): DNA Gold Nanoparticles
|Dr. Chad Mirkin|
The most important thing mentioned was that DARPA, the research arm of the Defense Department, has called for development of new, next-generation antibiotics. You can see by the host Ira Flatow's comments (quotes below) that he is perplexed as to why the Defense Department is leading the charge.
FLATOW: "And why is it that DARPA has to jump in here? What's wrong with our own medical system?"
FLATOW: "So what you're saying is that the people are willing to spend money on the military to do this where they might not in the civilian case."
Transcript: Hitting The 'Off' Switch On Antibiotic Resistance
Listen to the program (NPR 12/2/2011)