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Glowing molecule could help the fight against antibiotic resistance

Glowing molecule could help the fight against antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers has developed a glowing molecule that could help the fight against antibiotic resistance, by alerting doctors to what kind of...
Newly develop material protects against resistant bacteria

Newly developed material protects against resistant bacteria

A team of researchers has developed a new material that protects against resistant bacteria, preventing wounds from becoming infected. The team at Chalmers University of...
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Fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria with molecular tweezers

Researchers have created an innovative method for combatting antibiotic-resistant bacteria that utilises microscopic molecular tweezers. The team, led by scientists from the Ben-Gurion University (BGU),...
Nanoparticles could be a new weapon in the antibiotic resistance fight

Nanoparticles could be a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers are using nanoparticles as a completely new way of fighting antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics resistance is increasing across the globe as germs...
Antimicrobial resistance prevention, research, and policy

Antimicrobial resistance prevention, research, and policy

Professor Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Chair of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance, tells HEQ about the burden and prevention of AMR. The Joint Programming Initiative...
Killing microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light

Killing microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light

A novel LED irradiation system developed by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light – without side effects. Dr Sven Einfeldt...
Improving water disinfection could help prevent antibiotic resistance spread

Improving water disinfection could help prevent antibiotic resistance spread

A team of scientists has revealed that improving disinfection in wastewater could help prevent the global spread of antibiotic resistance, which poses a major...
Ribosomes offer the potential for new antibiotics

Ribosomes offer the potential for new antibiotics

Researchers are hoping to exploit the processes of ribosomes for the development of novel antibiotic agents. Ribosomes are an essential component of all living cells,...
Fast-tracking the use of copper in the NHS to tackle AMR

Fast-tracking the use of copper in the NHS to tackle AMR

Rory Donnelly, clinical research director of Copper Clothing, discusses the need to fast track copper for use in the NHS as an antimicrobial material...
A faster way to test bacteria for antibiotic resistance

A faster way to test bacteria for antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to human health and now a team of scientists have developed a new device that can...
Reducing antimicrobial resistance with copper

Reducing antimicrobial resistance with copper

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing issue across the globe, and one company is addressing its burden on healthcare through the innovative use of copper. The...
MEPs call for Pharmaceutical Strategy to tackle antimicrobial resistance

MEPs call for Pharmaceutical Strategy to tackle antimicrobial resistance

MEPs have called on the European Commission to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through the new Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe. The European Commission’s Pharmaceutical Strategy for...
Could COVID-19 lead to an increase in antimicrobial resistance?

Could COVID-19 lead to an increase in antimicrobial resistance?

According to a new study, the use of antibiotics in the treatment of COVID-19 could lead to an increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among...
New way to increase antimicrobial sensitivity discovered

New way to increase antimicrobial sensitivity discovered

Scientists have discovered a new way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics in a bid to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis. In a new...
Reducing wound bioburden with antimicrobial dressings

Reducing wound bioburden with antimicrobial dressings

HEQ examines the role of dressings with antimicrobial properties in treating and preventing wound infection. The increased prevalence of antimicrobial dressings in wound care can...
Is COVID-19 PPE contributing to the spread of resistant pathogens?

Is COVID-19 PPE contributing to the spread of resistant pathogens?

Health Europa speaks to infection control expert, Dr Jennie Wilson, to discuss high standard infection prevention and control practices, and whether current practices could...
Innovative antibiotics to be available for UK patients in world-first scheme

Innovative antibiotics to be available for UK patients in world-first scheme

A new scheme that starts this week is aiming to provide innovative antibiotics to NHS patients for the first time in almost 30 years...
NHS could save £89m a year on antibiotics with diagnostic tests

NHS could save £89m a year on antibiotics with diagnostic tests

A new report has revealed how the NHS could save £89m a year on antibiotics by introducing accurate, point-of-care diagnostic tests. A vast, national study...
New study shows that CBD improves efficacy of antibiotics

New study shows that CBD improves efficacy of antibiotics

A new study has shown that the cannabis cannabinoid CBD helps to fight resistant bacteria by improving the efficacy of antibiotics. Scientists at the University...
Antibiotic potential of cannabis: CBG compound resistant to MRSA

Antibiotic potential of cannabis: CBG compound resistant to MRSA

Researchers have uncovered antibacterial properties of the cannabinoid CBG – which shows resistance to the drug-resistant bacteria MRSA. An interdisciplinary team of McMaster University researchers...

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