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Missing Microbes

How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

By Martin Blaser
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Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues by Martin Blaser

Missing Microbes (2014) explores the strange and microscopic world inside your guts. It sheds light on the crucial role played by microbes – tiny creatures that keep your body happy and healthy – and explains the dangers of overusing antibiotics.

  • People curious about the dangers of antibiotics
  • Parents concerned about their children’s health
  • Readers interested in medicine and health

Dr. Martin Blaser is professor of microbiology and Director of the NYU Human Microbiome Program. His work focuses primarily on bacteria, such as Helicobacter pylori, Campylobacter and Salmonella Bacillus anthracis. More recently, his research has focused on the human micro

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