Faculty Associate Muhammad Zaman Authors New Book on Antibiotic-Resistant Diseases

Muhammad Zaman, a professor of Biomedical Engineering and a Faculty Associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, is the author of a new book, titled Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens, published by Harper Wave.

The book explores the rise of antibiotic resistance, which leads to more than 35,000 deaths from drug-resistant infections every year in the United States. While bacterial resistance is not new, overprescription of antibiotics to humans and overuse in industrial agriculture is causing bacteria to rapidly mutate, leading to a significant increase in antibiotic-resistant diseases. The result is what Prof. Zaman calls the most dangerous public health threat of our time.

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