BUFFALO, N.I. – The human body is home to five pounds of microorganisms; Most are helpful, and others can get us sick. The University of Buffalo aims to teach you everything about it during Mind Iour Microbiome and be an antibiotic to help you.
It was held within the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) week of antibiotic awareness week – from 12 to 18 November – the program, now third year, promotes microbiomy awareness and educates the public about the permanent effects of overuse of antibiotics.
Events are held in partnership between the UB Community of Excellence in Genes, Environment and Microbiology (GEM), the CDC and the Erie Counti Department of Health.
"The GEM community is committed to spreading the awareness of the microbes we live in, around us and around us. It is so important for our well-being and it is risky when antibiotics are used inadequately," said Dr. Jennifer Surtees, director of GEM and associate professor at the Department of Biochemistry at the Jakob School of Medicine and Biomedical Science in the UB.
"At the same time, there are some very harmful microbes that we need to control with antibiotics. This delicate balance is important for everyone to understand."
Excessive use of antibiotics – both in our foods and those prescribed for the treatment of infection – has led to an increased prevalence of resistant strains of bacteria that are difficult to treat. According to the CDC research, nearly 80 percent of Americans are prescribed at least one antibiotic each year, but half of these recipes are either unnecessary or ineffective.
If you educate the public about these issues, find out about your microbial and be antibiotics to help you make health choices.
GEM will partner with the Buffalo Museum of Science and the Department of Health Erie Counti for hosting Pushing Back: Antimicrobial Resistance, focusing on the damage of over-use of antibiotics and the state of microbial research.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th, from 7-9 hours. at the Buffalo Science Museum, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. Guests are speakers of the Health Commissioner Erie Counti Gale R. Burstein, MD, and Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, SUNI, distinguished professor and director of UB Microbiome Center.
Reception is free with reception of the museum. For more information visit sciencebuff.org.
"As part of our increasing programming, the Buffalo Science Museum is pleased to host this dialogue with healthcare professionals and medical researchers on the current science of using antibiotics and public health," said Marisa Vigglesvorth, President and CEO of the Buffalo Natural Sciences Society.
GEM also collaborates with the Erie Counti Department of Health, the UB School of Pharmacics and Pharmaceutical Sciences student groups, and the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Core Engagement Core core information and communication service in English and Spanish at local public libraries, pharmacies, medical clinics and offices for motor vehicles.
UB students will visit local secondary and tertiary schools to maintain interactive activities that show that antibiotics target bacterial infections, are ineffective against viruses and can damage microbial by removing good bacteria.
To learn more about GEM or Mind Iour Microbiome and Be Antibiotics Avare Veek, visit https: //bit.li/2onkKPI.