Medical professionals offering innovative solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing problems took the stage on Saturday at TedX Beacon Street in Brookline. Dr. Pratik Shah, a scientist, entrepreneur and innovator, discussed a new way to treat infectious diseases without antibiotics.
Shah was one of three presenters who were part of Solve For X, a Google-led initiative that helps connect individuals and organizations in an effort to solve global problems. He focused specifically on the growing issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs. “We need to start a conversation about managing infections diseases better in our world,” Shah said, noting that pneumonia and diarrhea alone kill approximately 2 million children under the age of 5 every year.