In this audio Q&A, Professor Laura Bowater discusses her current citizen science project, her recent book The Microbes Fight Back: Antibiotic Resistance, the struggle to communicate science to a public audience and her opinions on what the future holds for antibiotic resistance.
How is Europe faring in the fight against antibiotic resistance? We show the big picture using the latest available data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
On 13th November, for Antibiotic Awareness Week we held a Twitter Chat addressing common misconceptions about using antibiotics and resistance. Asking questions like: "why should I care about antibiotic use?" "Can I challenge my doctor?" "What is the difference between a bacteria and virus?" and "Can I get resistance from my cat?"
In 2017, we got to know more teams working on diagnostic tests, we met people affected by resistance, we learnt about creative activities and their public messages and we spoke to researchers working in the field in the UK and abroad - all of these people working towards the same aim - to spread the message and help reduce antibiotic resistance. Here are our top 10 most read articles in 2017. Enjoy!
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.
A science fiction story from our publication Infectious Futures: Stories of the post-antibiotic apocalypse following a woman and her experiences with living with an antibiotic resistant infection.
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.
An account of what “affordable” would mean for India in the development of a rapid and accurate diagnostic test, from Dr. Abdul Ghafur, coordinator of the Chennai Declaration.
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.
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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