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European Antibiotic Awareness Day

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018: we must stop the unnecessary use of antibiotics

The Commission released the results of a new Eurobarometer study on the public knowledge on antibiotics and overall trends in their use ahead of the 11th European Antibiotic Awareness Day
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New scheme for NHS staff to tackle AMR overseas launches

The government is inviting teams of NHS staff to apply for a grant of up to £75,000 to help tackle AMR overseas

Chemistry: The growing body of work on signaling within bacterial communities

Emily Weinert, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Emory University discusses an aspect of chemistry that concerns the growing body of work on the human microbiome
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Antimicrobial resistance challenged by flexible heterocyclic chemistry

Prof Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE, Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde shares his expertise on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how this is challenged by flexible heterocyclic chemistry
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Fighting antimicrobial resistance: Exploring new tools to beat bad bugs

Based on fundamental research, young scientists at the IBPC explore new approaches to fight against the global threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to two seasoned experts from Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique – CNRS
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The current status of tuberculosis vaccine development

Helen McShane, Professor of Vaccinology at The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford reveals the current status of tuberculosis vaccine development in the world today.
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UK Government invests £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The funding will be used to deliver four new projects as part of the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF)
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): Why Europe still needs to talk about a preventable crisis

Michele Calabro’, European Health Management Association Policy and Communications Manager explains antimicrobial resistance (AMR), focussing on why Europe still needs to talk about a preventable crisis that could cause more deaths than cancer

Research reveals levels of inappropriate prescriptions in England

At least 20% of all antibiotic prescriptions in primary care in England are inappropriate according to research published by Public Health England
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The global challenge of antibiotic resistance

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General provides a fascinating insight into the global challenge of antibiotic resistance Antibiotics have had very positive effects on animal health over the years. Our pets are living much longer than they were decades ago and livestock are raised much more efficiently through our ability to control...
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Bacterial Cell Biology

Prof. Dr Marc Bramkamp explains how the latest science allow for increased understanding of the subcellular organisation of a bacterial cell
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Chemical biology: A chance conversation but an important question

Research professor Prof Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE discusses his engagement with medicinal chemistry and chemical biology

Tackling the threat of antimicrobial resistance in Canada

As antibiotics become less effective against infection, Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, outlines the response to antimicrobial resistance in Canada.

Hitting new targets for new antibiotics

Assistant Professor Clare Kirkpatrick shares insight into the development of new antibiotics for the opportunistic human pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Antimicrobial resistance will be a bigger threat than cancer by 2050

Scientists have warned that antimicrobial resistance could overtake cancer when it comes to the number of deaths per year
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The antibiotic apocalypse – can heterocyclic chemistry help?

Prof Colin J Suckling, University of Strathclyde's Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, discusses heterocyclic chemistry.
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Innovative reform vital to action plan on antimicrobial resistance

Health First Europe’s honorary president, John Bowis, looks forward to a new EU action plan on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections “Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics and poor infection control practices have progressively turned AMR into a massive threat for humankind. With rising resistance and no action, we...
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The global challenge of tackling antibiotic resistance

AG highlights the World Health Organization's efforts on the global challenge of tackling antibiotic resistance, through their action plan Antimicrobial resistance has become one of the main global challenges of the 21st Century. However, antibiotic resistance has been a problem for many years now. Worldwide more and more people are...
Tackling antibiotic resistance

Tackling antibiotic resistance

Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee sheds light on why the next government must make tackling antibiotic resistance a public health priority Medicine could be ‘cast back into the dark ages’ by growing antibiotic resistance, David Cameron grimly warned last year. To see off the ‘superbugs’...
Fighting back against antibiotic resistance

Fighting back against antibiotic resistance

Danilo Lo Fo Wong, Programme Manager on Antimicrobial Resistance at the World Health Organization (WHO) tells Editor Laura Evans that antibiotic resistance is a global problem and needs to be stopped now Each year it is estimated that around 25,000 people die of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections acquired in hospitals, throughout...

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