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Chief Medical Officer names new programmes for antimicrobial research

Last week, during a House of Commons Select Committee hearing, Professor Dame Sally Davies – the Government’s Chief Medical Officer – named two new government programmes intended to coordinate antimicrobial research. She also called for the creation of a collaborative research network … Continue reading

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Silver nanoparticles have antibacterial properties!

Post by Rebecca Way, University of Aberdeen Silver nanoparticles have been shown to have effective antibacterial activity against a range of disease-causing bacteria. In this study featured in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, nano-silver was put to the test against … Continue reading

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Bacterioides fragilis: resistance is rising

Post by Naomi Osborne, ThermoFisher Scientific The emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) micro-organisms is ever increasing; Staphylococcus aureus, Clostrium difficile, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Acinetobacter baumanii – the list seems endless. A review published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology discusses the … Continue reading

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Virulence mechanisms of MRSA

Post by Daniel Amund, London Metropolitan University The emergence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains as potentially lethal pathogens is a continuing cause for public health concern worldwide. An understanding of the various virulence mechanisms used by these antibiotic-resistant bacterial … Continue reading

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A new player in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm regulation

Post by Sarah Maddocks, Cardiff Metropolitan University Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a human pathogen commonly associated with lung infections in cystic fibrosis sufferers, and is emerging as the most prevalent cause of infection in burns patients. Multidrug-resistant strains of P. aeruginosa … Continue reading

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Fighting infectious fungi with vaccines

Post by Rebecca Way, University of Aberdeen With antifungal treatments failing due to increasing resistance to antimicrobials, fungal infections are emerging as a silent killer in the healthcare setting. Scientists are researching strategies to overcome this problem and are trying … Continue reading

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