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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...
Enterobacteria grown on a selective agar plate. Part of the commensal microbion.

Have researchers discovered a compound that can kill superbugs?

Researchers are testing a new drug that can kill a wide range of superbugs, including some antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The research team from the Brinkman Laboratory...
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...
Cerebrospinal fluid smear containing brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri and neutrophils

Single cell war-ganism: new compound could battle brain-eating amoebae

A new report reveals that researchers have found a new compound that shows promise in the laboratory as a treatment to brain-eating amoebae Brain-eating amoebae...
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...
New antibiotic on the horizon to combat drug resistance

New antibiotic on the horizon to combat drug resistance

Today, more and more bacterial pathogens of infectious diseases are becoming resistant to customary antibiotics. A new discovery, from an international team of researchers, with...
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...
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...

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