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SciTech Now Episode 202

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists at the University of South Florida use a new method for tracking fish populations; Dr. Martin Blaser on the pitfalls of antibiotics, from allergies to obesity; John Howell of the Univesity of Rochester on the science behind invisibility; and a New Jersey water treatment plant is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by turning waste into energy.

Dr. Martin Blaser on the pitfalls of antibiotics

Antibiotics, once considered wonder drugs, may be behind some of today’s ailments, from allergies to obesity. Dr. Martin Blaser, author of Missing Microbes and professor of medicine and microbiology at New York University, discusses the future of antibiotic use.