Dr Urmi Bajpai never imagined a subject she was so interested in, bacteriophage therapy, would affect her family so closely. Here she spells out why she thinks the alternative therapy could have saved her "DaduBhai".
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.
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!
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?"
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.