Vancomyin re-designed with potential to be more potent

The BBC report that scientists in the US have re-designed vancomycin to increase the strength and durability of the drug.   It is yet to be tested in animals and people but laboratory tests showed the drug was effective against VRE and didn’t lose potency after 50 rounds of exposure to the bacterium. Original report from Proceedings […]

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

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Review on AMR new report: Rapid diagnostics to stop unnecessary use of antibiotics

“In this paper we have set out three policy interventions to support the development of game-changing new rapid diagnostics and their widespread adoption over the next five years. These three interventions do not just consider the needs of the richest health systems, but instead seek to be useful to the largest number of patients, in […]

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Massive Open Online Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance

The next Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance’ starts on 28 August 2017. The course is free and lasts 6 weeks with approximately 3 hours of learning/activities per week.  To join the August cohort or to register for future dates visit the FutureLearn website.

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New funding opportunity – AMR in the Real World

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World is a £6.5M programme under the AMR Cross-Council Initiative. This call is co-funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), and has potential co-funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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New WHO report finds systems to combat antibiotic resistance lacking

A quarter of countries that responded to a WHO survey have national plans to preserve antimicrobial medicines like antibiotics, but many more countries must also step up. A new report, “Worldwide country situation analysis: Response to antimicrobial resistance”, which outlines the survey findings, reveals that while much activity is underway and many governments are committed […]

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