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Med’s Robert Bonomo talks about Pseudomonas aeruginosa and eye drops

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NBC News: Robert Bonomo, professor of pharmacology, molecular biology and microbiology at the School of Medicine, noted that the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which mutated over time to evade most treatments, had not been found in the U.S. until last year—and a mutated strain underscores the growing risk of antibiotic resistance. “These bacteria were on the planet way before we were, and over millions and millions of years, they’ve evolved mechanisms by which they can survive,” he said. “We like to think we can keep up, but they have the propensity to be one step ahead.”