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Antibiotics effective in treating melanoma

Researchers at KU Leuven have discovered that certain antibiotics appear to be effective in treating a form of skin cancer known as melanoma.
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New pandemic of antibiotic resistance makes pneumonia deadly

In Bangladesh, children are fighting a difficult battle to survive antibiotic resistance - now, mid-pandemic, pneumonia is becoming untreatable via normal drugs.
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Study says international travel increases antimicrobial resistance

A new study confirms that antimicrobial resistance increases as people travel internationally, with one scientist commenting that the world faces "a worrisome problem on the horizon".
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Oliver R Tambo Africa Research Chair at SACIDS Foundation for One Health

Named after a freedom fighter who spoke up for science and tech, a group of African and international research funders under the OR Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative announced Prof Gerald Misinzo and his institution Sokoine University of Agriculture as one of the initiative’s first ten individual research chair holders and host institutions.
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Diphtheria slowly becomes resistant to antimicrobial treatment

There is a well-established diphtheria vaccine taken by millions of people, but researchers are now observing the disease evolving a resistance to antimicrobial treatment.

Antibiotics provide no benefit to COVID-19 patients

The PRINCIPLE trial has found that azithromycin and doxycycline do not provide any recovery benefits for COVID-19 patients.
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DNA testing can rapidly identify pneumonia in COVID-19 patients

Researchers have developed a DNA test to rapidly identify pneumonia in COVID-19 patients, aiding faster treatment.
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): A global health concern

SACIDS Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases trains young African scientists in research on global health issues: An example of a PhD Student Research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Selecting hand hygiene products in a global pandemic

Chris Wakefield, Vice President of GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd, explores how businesses can navigate the increase in cleaning products on the market and select products that will best meet their needs.
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EU Pharma Strategy: COVID-19 shows the need for diverse supply chains 

Rex Clements, CEO at Centrient Pharmaceuticals, discusses how the upcoming EU Pharma Strategy can prevent shortages and strengthen Europe’s manufacturing base, especially for antibiotics.
COVID-19 and Africa's volatile changing epidemics landscape

COVID-19 and Africa’s volatile changing epidemics landscape

Here, SACIDS Foundation for One Health discuss the volatile changing epidemics landscape in Africa.
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Hospital floors are a breeding ground for bacteria

Findings from a new study have cites that hospital floors are a hotspot for bacteria to breed, creating a route of transfer to patients.
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Molecular intelligence: The rise of supramolecular nanomachines

Prof Dr Daniela A. Wilson from the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) tells us what we need to know about molecular intelligence – the rise of supramolecular nanomachines with controlled shape and motility.
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Surface functionalization: A tool for biotechnology and health sectors

Professor Sandra Carvalho, University of Minho, Department of Physics, discusses the emergence of surface functionalization as a strategy in biotech and health.
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The RSIF-PASET Programme: Food security and agribusiness at SACIDS Foundation

Here, Professor Gerald Misinzo and Professor Mark Rweyemamu discuss the potential of the RSIF-PASET Programme.
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Antimicrobial resistance: The next big pandemic?

Josep Figueras and Anna Sagan from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies focus here on antimicrobial resistance and ponder whether or not this could be the next big pandemic.
New antibiotics

Finding new antibiotics: The genome way

Professor Tilmann Weber discusses how microbial genomics helps to find the next generation of antibiotics in the race against antimicrobial resistance.
antibiotic resistance, COVID-19

Nightingale hospitals could increase antibiotic resistance

The University of Plymouth revealed that secondary COVID-19 treatment could be increasing antibiotic resistance and polluting water.

Animal health focus: Well-managed and healthy livestock

Well-managed and healthy livestock play a key role in the European Green Deal, Roxane Feller, Secretary General of AnimalhealthEurope argues.
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Glowing bacteria to help tackle antibiotic resistance

Researchers say that the use of drugs to create glowing bacteria could decrease the need for prescribing antibiotics.

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