Science is Cool

When you have a few minutes, take a listen…this story is FOR SURE worth your time.

This is how we learn. There is a story that grabs us, and then the facts, and the data behind it. And thus, the lesson. Very cool.

From the intro on the NPR Short Wave website, it reads:

“In 2015, Steffanie Strathdee’s husband nearly died from a superbug, an antibiotic resistant bacteria he contracted in Egypt. Desperate to save him, she reached out to the scientific community for help. What she got back? A 100-year-old treatment that’s considered experimental in the U.S. Strathdee, an infectious disease epidemiologist, tells us how it works, its drawbacks, and its potential role in our fight against superbugs.

She also co-wrote the memoir, “The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug.”

Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at

This episode was produced by Rebecca Davis and edited by Viet Le”

I LOVE Short Wave.  I LOVE NPR.

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