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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...
Ancient medical remedy: using manuka honey in surgery

Ancient medical remedy: using Manuka honey in surgery

As the antibiotics resistance crisis continues, researchers are looking for replacements that can help to prevent in infection. One solution to antibiotic resistance could be...
The only alternative to antibiotics for animals is disease prevention

The only alternative to antibiotics for animals is disease prevention

Dr Olivier Espeisse, of AnimalhealthEurope, discusses how the alternative to antibiotics for animals is prevention of disease. Tackling drug resistance is often treated like the...
Little progress made in the EU fight against antimicrobial resistance

Little progress made in the EU fight against antimicrobial resistance

The EU’s fight against superbugs, especially bacteria which have become resistant to antibiotics, has brought little progress to date. While EU action has led to...
Crohn's disease: how associated bacteria develop drug resistance

Crohn’s disease: how associated bacteria develop drug resistance

Many patients with Crohn's disease develop resistance to treatments. Researchers have looked at how Chron’s disease-related bacteria can form drug resistance. They found that bacteria associated...
Why veterinarians should be at the heart of the drug resistance fightback

Why veterinarians should be at the heart of the drug resistance fightback

When antibiotic resistance could be responsible for up to 10 million deaths a year by 2050 if left unchecked, it is natural to want...
uk gonorrhoea investment

UK gonorrhoea investment to prevent STI spread

The UK government has invested £3.5m (€4.05m) in a global research and development partnership aimed at combating the spread of gonorrhoea. Around 87 million new...
Clarithromycin resistance has doubled in two decades

Clarithromycin resistance has doubled in two decades

Clarithromycin resistance – a commonly-used antibiotic for treating harmful bacteria related to a variety of stomach conditions – has more than doubled in 20...
'Tricked' bacteria open new pathways to antimicrobial treatments

‘Tricked’ bacteria opens door for development of antibiotic-free drugs

Scientists have developed a new technique to trick bacteria into revealing hundreds of holes in their cell walls. The new technique, developed by researchers from...
Scientists discover new antibiotic in tropical Mexican forest

Scientists discover new antibiotic in tropical Mexican forest

An antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium has been discovered in a Mexican tropical forest that may help lead to a "plant probiotic," more...

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