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The Economist (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
DRUG resistance is simple to understand yet often misunderstood. Antibiotics mostly kill bugs by either blocking the synthesis of new proteins or interfering with the making of cell walls.

The Guardian view on antibiotic resistance: walk softly, carry a big stick

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
But as the economist Jim O'Neill argued in his report on antimicrobial resistance published last week, when more than half of all prescriptions for antibiotics may be unnecessary, developing a globally available test is going to be part of the solution ...

Harvard Team Takes Major Step toward Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Scientists at Harvard say they have created a new platform for antibiotic discovery that may help solve the crisis of antibiotic resistance. In a study ("A Platform for the Discovery of New Macrolide Antibiotics") published in Nature, Andrew G. Myers ...
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UR Medicine's Strong Memorial Hospital Fights Antibiotic Resistance

University of Rochester Newsroom - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In a recent report published by The Pew Charitable Trusts, UR Medicine's Strong Memorial Hospital was featured as an academic center that is leading the way in the fight against antibiotic resistance, an urgent health threat that leaves providers and ...
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Sweeping changes urged to avoid antibiotic resistance disaster

CTV News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Commissioned by the British government, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance set out steps to fight the emergence of "superbugs" as infections become immune to existing drugs, allowing minor injuries and common infections to become deadly.

Helperby Therapeutics, a UK-based biotechnology company pioneering the use of antibiotic resistance breakers, is about to begin clinical studies of a completely new approach to fighting resistant bacteria following a positive meeting with the US Food ...
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Gonorrhoea treatment appears to speed the spread of antibiotic resistance

International Business Times UK - ‎May 19, 2016‎
High rates of treatment of gonorrohea appears to be speeding up antibiotic resistance. In a catch-22 scenario, scientists discovered that treating the sexually transmitted infection increases resistance to the last remaining antibiotic used to treat it ...

Antibiotic-Resistance Paradox: Treating Super Gonorrhea May Actually Speed Up Spread Of Disease

Medical Daily - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Everyone would also really prefer that if they did catch the abnormally drug-resistant infection, doctors didn't tell them that treatment might actually spread the antibiotic resistance even faster. New research suggests, however, that this is ...
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When antibiotics no longer work

BBC News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Growing resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics is one of the biggest public health threats of modern times, with the potential to cause 80,000 deaths in the UK over the next 20 years.

Chicken coops, sewage treatment plants are hot spots of antibiotic resistance

Science Daily - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria most often are associated with hospitals and other health-care settings, but a new study indicates that chicken coops and sewage treatment plants also are hot spots of antibiotic resistance. The new study surveyed ...

Equine veterinary body recognised for work against antibiotic resistance

Horsetalk - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Antibiotic Guardian Awards were introduced this year by Public Health England (PHE) and aim to champion UK organisations and individuals who have demonstrated achievement in tackling antimicrobial resistance at a local, regional or national level.
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Patient awareness of antibiotic resistance and its prevention is low

Fox News - ‎May 13, 2016‎
"The more you take antibiotics the more bacteria in your body will become resistant, so the next time you really need an antibiotic for pneumonia or a kidney infection, for example, it may not be as effective," said lead author Cliodna McNulty, head of ...
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Antibiotic resistance solution proposed

Lab News - ‎May 11, 2016‎
A group of US scientists are confident the key to tackling antibiotic resistant bacteria is already in front of our faces - non-antibiotic therapeutic drugs.

Warning Over Rise Of Antibiotic Resistance: Should I Take The Full Course Of Medicine?

Huffington Post UK - ‎May 19, 2016‎
For decades we've relied on antibiotics to make us better when we're ill. But a new report has warned that, by 2050, “superbugs” will kill someone every three seconds, due to the threat of antibiotic resistance. Scientists behind the Review on ...

OpGen Prepping New Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance Tools for 2016 Launch

GenomeWeb - ‎May 18, 2016‎
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - OpGen will soon commercialize a portal that it developed to help customers of its CLIA laboratory testing services track, visualize, and explore the results of multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) testing and surveillance in a ...

Antibiotics should be taxed to fund research into resistance, says Lord O'Neill

The Independent - ‎May 14, 2016‎
Common antibiotics used for animals and humans may need to be taxed to pay for research into new drugs to tackle the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the man charged by the Government to come up with solutions to the problem has suggested.

Antibiotic resistance set to worsen

SBS - ‎May 12, 2016‎
The problem of resistance to antibiotics caused by an over-reliance on them in recent decades is only going to get worse, the British government's chief medical officer warned.

Antibiotic Treatment Speeds up Spread of Resistant Gonorrhea

HospiMedica (registration) - ‎8 hours ago‎
They then used all of the data to calibrate a mathematical model that could predict the spread of antibiotic-resistant N. gonorrhoeae in the different populations. The model predicted a much faster spread of resistant strains in homosexual men, due to ...

Third Sector "Ready" to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Pharmaceutical Executive (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Although welcoming this week's report on antimicrobial resistance by Lord O'Neill, the charity group Antibiotic Research UK expressed concerns around the global focus of the report "because it might slow down the progress of antibiotic development".

Chicken coops, wastewater plants serve as breeding grounds for antibiotic resistance

Healio - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Researchers investigating the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in developing countries found that resistance gene transfer was more likely to occur in areas such as chicken coops and modern wastewater treatment facilities, according to ...