Tag Archives: AMR

Review: ‘Resistance’ on BBC Radio 4

Today, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the first episode of Resistance – a three-part drama series written by Val McDermid and developed through the ‘Experimental Stories’ collaboration between the BBC and the Wellcome Trust. Here, we post a mini-review of the … Continue reading

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Nations and leaders commit to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Over the last few months there has been a plethora of commitment at the highest level across the world to working together to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Firstly, at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Japan on 26 and 27 May … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: When a Scratch Can Kill

Last week, the ExCeL arena in London hosted New Scientist Live, a huge festival of science and technology. During the event the Microbiology Society collaborated with the Biochemical Society to organise a panel discussion about the problem of antimicrobial resistance … Continue reading

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Policy Lunchbox: Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial-resistant infections are an increasing global threat, serious enough that in July 2014 the then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked Lord Jim O’Neill to lead a major independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, to analyse the global challenges posed by antimicrobial … Continue reading

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Surfer bums and antibiotic resistant bacteria

Are surfers at greater risk of being colonised by antibiotic resistant bacteria? Anne Leonard, a PhD student at the University of Exeter Medical School, is trying to find out. Anne is part of a research team led by Dr William Gaze … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk Extra: Something in the water

Where do antibiotics end up after we’ve used them? The answer is almost everywhere – in our soils and crops, in our rivers and in our drinking water. Is this something we should be concerned about? And is it driving … Continue reading

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Fighting Microbes with Money

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious problem. In 2014, the Prime Minister described it as having the potential to cast us back “into the dark ages of medicine”. This month, the Government added AMR to the National Risk Register of … Continue reading

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