For our 3rd Anniversary and Antibiotic Awareness Week, we held an event to explore the human perspective of people who encounter superbugs in their everyday lives from patients and clinicians to innovators making diagnostics to reduce antibiotic resistance.
From penicillium mould grown from Alexander Fleming’s original sample, to leaf-cutter ants and their relationship with antibiotic-producing bacteria, and rapid diagnostic tests that could change the future of prescribing, the Science Museum London opens its new exhibit Superbugs: The fight for our lives today.
Following the launch of Public Health England’s new media campaign, ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’, Caroline Purslow, our new programme manager, discusses the latest antibiotic data and how the Longitude Prize can help keep antibiotics working.
Hand hygiene practices need to be made as simple as possible and healthcare workers really need to believe that they work to reduce infection, especially for low-resource maternity facilities, Giorgia Gon says.
Mary is a survivor of sepsis and currently lives with a life threatening antibiotic resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Here she tells her story of heart failure, being brought back to life, post-septic shock and her goal to continue educating people with her own experiences.
Listen and learn our top tips for getting a better score in our antibiotic resistance-based game, Superbugs! Can you beat the bugs?
A WHO report released today found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified as posing the greatest threat to health.
We have teams from more than 40 countries designing diagnostic tests to detect bacterial infections, but what will it take to win? Check out our new infographic.
Find out who won! The second round of Longitude Prize Discovery Awards sees thirteen teams from around the world receive funding to support development of their rapid test to better target the use of antibiotics and eliminate unnecessary use.
We examine a cross-section of the bacteria that are causing problems to patients and doctors around the globe because of their resistance to antibiotics.
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