Other Bath events

Superbugs and Generational Health

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-10pm
The Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West,
Bath BA1 2BX
Sold Out!
Explore how some disinfectants could be doing more harm than good and how your grandmother's diet can affect your health.  

How do our mothers affect our lifelong health? A genetic clue…

Dr Kim Moorwood (Research Fellow, Department of Life Sciences)
Mounting evidence over decades tells us that health in later life is linked to birthweight. But how does this come about? I will present our new discovery of an essential genetic component of the process by which the fatness of an adult is influenced by its mother, before it was even born. This important clue will help us identify a mechanism linking early life experience with later life health. Understanding this could offer new ways to improve lifelong health in the populations of the future.

Infection control: Fighting superbugs or fueling them?

Vicky Bennett (PhD Student)
The spread of superbugs is a huge problem in hospitals and healthcare settings. The use of disinfectants as part of cleaning and infection control procedures is therefore essential. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics helps create superbugs, but did you know that some disinfectants have the potential to make superbugs even stronger? This talk looks at how these products are used in infection control, and the worrying implications of superbugs evolving to become resistant not only to antibiotics, but to disinfectants as well.
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Other The Bath Brew House events

2024-05-14 Matters of the Mind The Bath Brew House 14 James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BX, United Kingdom
14 May
Sold Out!

Matters of the Mind

inside the mind
2024-05-13 Detecting Diseases The Bath Brew House 14 James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BX, United Kingdom