Top 10 most popular blogs of 2017
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!
10: CATCH, the award-winning short film about antibiotic resistance
New film CATCH tells the story of Tom and his daughter Amy. When Amy gets sick during a lethal pandemic, Tom must make an impossible decision: give her up to the authorities or risk infection himself.
9: Animals in antibiotic research: Is it necessary?
The term “Animal Research” is laden with implications and questions. Here's what an infectious diseases microbiologist has to say, including its use in AMR research.
8: Mythbusters: What do you know about antibiotic resistance?
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?"
7: New approaches to antibiotic resistance: Antibiotic adjuvants
One approach to tackling AMR is the use of antibiotic adjuvants, also referred to as resistance breakers and antibiotic potentiators.
6: Bacterial or viral: To treat or not to treat with antibiotics
Kfir Oved, Eran Eden, and their team at MeMed take us on the journey of developing a diagnostic technology, from idea to blood test.
5. How antibiotic resistance is affecting newborn babies in India
Antimicrobial resistance is a serious global concern resulting in increasing death and chronic disease rates overall, but one group particularly vulnerable is newborn babies.
4. Top five tips for playing Superbugs the game
Listen and learn our top tips for getting a better score in our antibiotic resistance-based game, Superbugs! Can you beat the bugs?
3: What kind of test could win the Longitude Prize?
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.
2: Discovery Award Winners: Round 2
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.
1: How surviving septic shock changes your life
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.