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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.
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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.
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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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Gyrase and topoisomerase IV: Repurposing old targets for new antibacterials

Neil Osheroff from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is working to overcome drug resistance and revitalise the use of established targets for antibacterial agents, as we discover here.
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It should never have taken COVID-19 for us to value rapid testing

Daniel Berman, Head of Global Health, Nesta Challenges, says that it should not have taken COVID-19 to emphasise the necessity of rapid testing.
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Strengthening research and innovation in Switzerland

Writer Megan Warrender looks at strengthening research and innovation in strategically important areas such as automation, antibiotic resistance and quantum technology.

Antibacterial bioactive glass for bone reconstruction: A new approach to infection treatment

Nina Lindfors, Director of Teaching and Research at Helsinki University Hospital, illuminates us about a new approach to infection treatment that concerns an antibacterial bioactive glass for bone reconstruction.
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New initiatives and partnerships point the way forward for antimicrobial resistance response

Peter Jackson, Executive Director of the AMR Centre, describes new initiatives and partnerships that point the way forward for the UK’s antimicrobial resistance response.
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Radical change is required to ensure an antibiotic future

Daniel Berman, Head of Global Health, Nesta Challenges, highlights the need for radical change in how innovation is funded and prioritised to ensure an antibiotic future given AMR is still climbing, even though behaviours are changing.
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The pharmaceutical industry in Europe

Here, we focus on some of the key issues facing the pharmaceutical industry throughout Europe.
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Antimicrobial resistance: 10 million UK lives at risk as Superbugs threat rises

Only 11% of Brits see antimicrobial resistance as a serious threat to society, despite the outgoing UK Chief Medical Officer saying earlier this year that Superbugs “could kill us before climate change does”.
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The Keep Antibiotics Working campaign returns

The Keep Antibiotics Working campaign is back to alert the public to the risks of antibiotic resistance, urging people to always take their doctor, pharmacist or nurse’s advice.

Resistance to antibiotics doubles in 20 years

Resistance to antibiotics used for treating harmful bacteria related to a variety of stomach conditions has more than doubled in 20 years, new research presented at UEG Week Barcelona 2019 has shown.
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Peptides: Why advancing peptide science and technology should be a priority

Paula Gomes, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Senior Researcher in Bioorganic and Peptide Chemistry at the University of Porto, Portugal, explains why peptides are amongst the most promising molecules for the future.
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FLEXPOL: An antimicrobial adhesive film

The EU-funded project FLEXPOL (GA number 721062) offers an affordable approach to prohibit the spread of bacteria and healthcare-associated infections using cost-effective and sustainable film products.
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Health: The priorities of the European Commission

The priorities of Vytenis Andriukaitis, the current European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety are explained here.

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