Wednesday, September 21 the United Nations will meet to discuss the global threat of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”. These bacteria are resistant to all but a very few antibiotics and some are completely resistant, even to our drugs of last resort. Unnecessary prescriptions, overuse and the prevalence of antibiotics in farm animals are a few of the reasons for this public health emergency. Using the latest technology available, medical laboratory scientists working in clinical microbiology labs all over the world will diagnose infection and provide information about the antibiotics that will best treat infections. They provide this information to doctors so they can make the best choices for their patients. This is just one of the many life-saving roles a medical laboratory scientist plays in the health care arena. Explore being a medical laboratory scientist at Stevenson University today.