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[Media Watch] Experimenting on her audience

It's not often that an academic has to seek permission from her ethics committee before giving a public engagement with science talk, but that's exactly what Dr Clare Taylor, Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, did for The Antibiotic Apocalypse Threatens Us All! on Aug 27, 2016, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival. Taylor used her show to kick-off a scientific experiment. “I was looking through some of the scientific papers that have been published exploring how widespread antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is and one thing I noticed was that almost all of the studies that I looked at were from people in hospitals or people who had a condition that meant they had to go to the doctor', she explained to her audience.

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