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COVID-19 antibody testing ‘the only safe pathway’

UK company Testing For All has launched a large scale finger-prick COVID-19 antibody testing kit aimed at providing accessibility and affordability for UK workers. Testing...
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...
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...

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