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Greater effort needed to reduce antimicrobial resistance, researchers say

Current measures to reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care are not enough to prevent the rise of drug-resistant infection in England, a new report...
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...
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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...
Global failure to tackle urgent threat of antibiotic resistance

Global failure to tackle urgent threat of antibiotic resistance

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the ongoing global failure to develop desperately needed antibacterial treatments despite growing awareness...
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...
Reducing antibiotic prescribing with rapid POC respiratory infection test

Reducing antibiotic prescribing with rapid POC respiratory infection test

A new study has suggested that a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for respiratory infections could help to reduce prescribing of antibiotics. There are currently very...
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,...
New Oxford University institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

New Oxford University institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

A £100m donation from Ineos will create a new state of the art institute for antimicrobial research. The world leading Ineos Oxford Institute (IOI) will...
Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

In a new discovery, a team of scientists have shown that Northern Irish soil has antibiotic-producing bacteria that could help in the fight against...
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...
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...
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...
Senolytic drugs: can this antibiotic treat symptoms of ageing?

Senolytic drugs: can this antibiotic treat symptoms of ageing?

Professor Michael P Lisanti of the University of Salford highlights the potential applications of senolytic drugs in treating age-associated conditions. Professor Michael P Lisanti, Chair...
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...
Curious to learn about antibiotic solution based on cannabinoids?

Curious to learn about antibiotic solution based on cannabinoids?

Pharmotech SA is a Swiss-based pharmaceutical company focused on the development of new antibiotic solutions based on cannabinoids. The cannabinoids medical potential has been demonstrated...
Fungi: a kingdom to address the antimicrobial resistance problem

Fungi: a kingdom to address the antimicrobial resistance problem

A report by the OECD in 2015 estimated that we can expect an average of 10 million human deaths per year between 2015 and...

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