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Using antibiotics may cause inflammatory bowel disease

Research performed by a team at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine suggests that antibiotic use may cause older adults to develop inflammatory bowel...
Are antibiotics the answer to recurrent urinary tract infections?

Are antibiotics the answer to recurrent urinary tract infections?

New research suggests that antibiotics may increase recurrent urinary tract infections by disrupting the gut microbiome. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria in the...
The importance of patient-centred care for resistance to antibiotics

The importance of patient-centred care for resistance to antibiotics

HEQ spoke to Dr Neda Milevska-Kostova, chair of the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) and chair a.i. of the AMR Patient Alliance about...
‘Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a slow tsunami’

‘Antimicrobial resistance is a slow tsunami’

University of Oxford’s Professor Timothy Walsh reflects on the lack of immediacy and accountability in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and why bolder...
NICE announces two new antimicrobial drugs coming to the NHS

NICE announces two new antimicrobial drugs coming to the NHS

Cefiderocol and ceftazidime-avibactam, two antimicrobial drugs, will be made available on the NHS with the hopes to tackle antimicrobial resistance. The National Institute for Health...
synthetic antibiotics

Scientists develop synthetic antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant superbugs 

Synthetic antibiotics could unlock the capability of killing drug-resistant superbugs and tackling the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis. A groundbreaking discovery by a team of scientists...
The effect of antibiotics after birth on gut microbes of babies

The effect of antibiotics after birth on gut microbes of babies

A new study has uncovered that treating babies with antibiotics in the first week of life affects their gut microbes, the ability to digest...
antibiotic resistance

How can we alleviate the burden of antibiotic resistance?

Professor Colin Garner, CEO of charity Antibiotic Research UK, discusses how enhancing knowledge can help to mitigate antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is a growing public...
antimicrobial-resistance

Greater effort needed to reduce antimicrobial resistance, researchers say

Current measures to reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care are not enough to prevent the rise of drug-resistant infection in England, a new report...
Glowing molecule could help the fight against antibiotic resistance

Glowing molecule could help the fight against antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers has developed a glowing molecule that could help the fight against antibiotic resistance, by alerting doctors to what kind of...
antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria with molecular tweezers

Researchers have created an innovative method for combatting antibiotic-resistant bacteria that utilises microscopic molecular tweezers. The team, led by scientists from the Ben-Gurion University (BGU),...
Nanoparticles could be a new weapon in the antibiotic resistance fight

Nanoparticles could be a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers are using nanoparticles as a completely new way of fighting antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics resistance is increasing across the globe as germs...
Global failure to tackle urgent threat of antibiotic resistance

Global failure to tackle urgent threat of antibiotic resistance

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the ongoing global failure to develop desperately needed antibacterial treatments despite growing awareness...
Antimicrobial resistance prevention, research, and policy

Antimicrobial resistance prevention, research, and policy

Professor Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Chair of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance, tells HEQ about the burden and prevention of AMR. The Joint Programming Initiative...
Reducing antibiotic prescribing with rapid POC respiratory infection test

Reducing antibiotic prescribing with rapid POC respiratory infection test

A new study has suggested that a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for respiratory infections could help to reduce prescribing of antibiotics. There are currently very...
Ribosomes offer the potential for new antibiotics

Ribosomes offer the potential for new antibiotics

Researchers are hoping to exploit the processes of ribosomes for the development of novel antibiotic agents. Ribosomes are an essential component of all living cells,...
New Oxford University institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

New Oxford University institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

A £100m donation from Ineos will create a new state of the art institute for antimicrobial research. The world leading Ineos Oxford Institute (IOI) will...
Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

In a new discovery, a team of scientists have shown that Northern Irish soil has antibiotic-producing bacteria that could help in the fight against...
A faster way to test bacteria for antibiotic resistance

A faster way to test bacteria for antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to human health and now a team of scientists have developed a new device that can...
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...

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