World Tuberculosis Day brings attention to this terrible disease which affects so much of the world's population. With the help of a few stats, we take a look at the burden of TB and how Longitude Prize might help with battling TB in the future.
Today marks the 322nd birthday of British inventor, John Harrison. For centuries now Harrison's story has captured the public's imagination: the working class joiner and watchmaker who won against the Goliath might of the astrological community.
Longitude Prize is looking for a diagnostic that can help determine if antibiotics are needed and, if they are, which ones to use. But what is a diagnostic? Doris Ann-Williams from the British In Vitro Diagnostic Association briefly summarises what diagnostics do and why they're so important.
At the University of Dundee’s spectacular new Discovery Centre, Nesta’s Spotlight on the Longitude Prize, in partnership with BioDundee , brought together some of Scotland’s leading thinkers and experts to discuss how we can tackle the problem of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and to discuss why Scotland, and Dundee in particular, is well-placed to win the Longitude Prize.
Longitude Prize Researcher Anna Williams addresses the delicate balance that exists between art and science. How can these collaborations help encourage ideas and inspire a winning entry for Longitude Prize?
Antibiotic Resistance is a worrying problem facing the world, but what can we do to help? Public Health England's Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope gives some advice about how you can help battle antibiotic resistance even if you don't want to enter Longitude Prize.