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The Resource The perfect predator : a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug, Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Thomas Patterson, PhD, with Teresa Barker

The perfect predator : a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug, Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Thomas Patterson, PhD, with Teresa Barker

Label
The perfect predator : a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug
Title
The perfect predator
Title remainder
a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug
Statement of responsibility
Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Thomas Patterson, PhD, with Teresa Barker
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Tom came down with a stomach bug. What at first seemed like a case of food poisoning quickly turned critical, and by the time Tom had been transferred via emergency medevac to the world-class medical center at UC San Diego, where both he and Steffanie worked, blood work revealed why modern medicine was failing: Tom was fighting one of the most dangerous, antibiotic- resistant bacteria in the world. Frantic, Steffanie combed through research old and new and came across phage therapy: the idea that the right virus, aka "the perfect predator," can kill even the most lethal bacteria. Phage treatment had fallen out of favor almost 100 years ago, after antibiotic use went mainstream. Now, with time running out, Steffanie appealed to phage researchers all over the world for help. She found allies at the FDA, researchers from Texas A&M, and a clandestine Navy biomedical center --and together they resurrected a forgotten cure. A nail-biting medical mystery, The Perfect Predator is a story of love and survival against all odds, and the (re)discovery of a powerful new weapon in the global superbug crisis
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VPW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strathdee, Steffanie A
Dewey number
616.9/041092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QR342
  • QR177
LC item number
  • .S77 2019
  • .S873 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Patterson, Thomas L.
  • Barker, Teresa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strathdee, Steffanie A
  • Patterson, Thomas L
  • Drug resistance in microorganisms
  • Multidrug resistance
  • Methicillin resistance
  • Antibiotics
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Bacteriophages
  • Drug Resistance
  • Biomedical Research
  • Bacteria
  • Patterson, Thomas L
  • Bacteriophages
  • Medicine, Experimental
Target audience
adult
Label
The perfect predator : a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug, Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Thomas Patterson, PhD, with Teresa Barker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319 - 325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : A deadly hitchhiker. Blindsided -- A menacing air -- The last supper -- Disease detectives -- First responders -- Lost in translation -- The colonel from Al-Shabaab -- Tom: interlude I -- A deadly hitchhiker -- The worst bacteria on the planet -- Tom: interlude II. Part II : Can't eskape. -- Homecoming -- Superbugged -- Public enemy number one: under the radar -- Tom: interlude III -- The alternate reality club -- Tipping point: fully colonized -- Tom: interlude IV. Part III : the perfect predator. The spider to catch the fly -- Tom: interlude V -- The perfect predator -- Semper fortis: always faithful, always strong -- A hail Mary pass -- Panning for gold -- Journeying -- Tom: interlude VI. Part IV : the Darwinian dance. The blood orange tree -- Moment of truth -- The bold guess -- Lysis to kill -- Tom: interlude VII -- Second-guessing -- No mud, no lotus -- tom: interlude VIII -- The Darwinian dance and the Red Queen's pursuit -- The last dance -- The Buddha's gift -- Grand rounds -- Epilogue
Control code
1088729907
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316418089
Lccn
2018960533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088729907
Label
The perfect predator : a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug, Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Thomas Patterson, PhD, with Teresa Barker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319 - 325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : A deadly hitchhiker. Blindsided -- A menacing air -- The last supper -- Disease detectives -- First responders -- Lost in translation -- The colonel from Al-Shabaab -- Tom: interlude I -- A deadly hitchhiker -- The worst bacteria on the planet -- Tom: interlude II. Part II : Can't eskape. -- Homecoming -- Superbugged -- Public enemy number one: under the radar -- Tom: interlude III -- The alternate reality club -- Tipping point: fully colonized -- Tom: interlude IV. Part III : the perfect predator. The spider to catch the fly -- Tom: interlude V -- The perfect predator -- Semper fortis: always faithful, always strong -- A hail Mary pass -- Panning for gold -- Journeying -- Tom: interlude VI. Part IV : the Darwinian dance. The blood orange tree -- Moment of truth -- The bold guess -- Lysis to kill -- Tom: interlude VII -- Second-guessing -- No mud, no lotus -- tom: interlude VIII -- The Darwinian dance and the Red Queen's pursuit -- The last dance -- The Buddha's gift -- Grand rounds -- Epilogue
Control code
1088729907
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316418089
Lccn
2018960533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088729907

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