Take a look at our latest infographic where Annabelle Lopez explains what antibiotics are, how resistance occcurs and what the consequences might be without any action.
Browsing: Antimicrobial Resistance
Phage therapy using genetically engineered bacteriophages has treated a 15-year-old girl who developed a drug-resistant infection following a lung transplant, as outlined in Nature Medicine.
Antibiotic tolerance significantly reduces antibiotic efficacy and contributes to treatment failure; targeting both antibiotic tolerance and antibiotic resistance is critical to develop new antimicrobial strategies that will successfully eradicate hard-to-treat infections.
International organizations have united on critical recommendations to combat antimicrobial resistance in a ground-breaking report released today.
ECCMID19: Suvratoxumab completes Phase II for treatment of Staphylococcus aureus in the New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs program
Collaborative research efforts have seen a novel monoclonal antibody, suvratoxumab, complete a Phase II trial targeted towards Staphylococcus aureus. This SAATELLITE study comes as the first clinical trial in the Innovative Medicines Initiative, formed to develop alternative medicines to combat antibiotic resistance.
ECCMID19: Does staying in a hotel increase the risk of colonization with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae?
Staying in a hotel or private accommodation has been associated with carrying ESBL-producing bacteria in travelers to low- and middle-income countries, according to research presented at ECCMID.
New research presented at ECCMID has identified a novel association between antimicrobial resistance and climatic factors in Europe.
Economist, Lord Jim O’Neill, has suggested that nationalized or state-run drug companies could be the answer to the lack of investment in antibiotic development.
An international study has compared the number of antibiotic resistance genes in water treatment plants across European countries, discovering that this correlates with the number of resistant bacteria in patient samples and antibiotic consumption across the region.
New research from the Stevens Institute of Technology has developed a microgel coating for implanted medical devices that can release micro-doses of antibiotics on bacterial contact, potentially combatting infection.