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Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) — a charity focused on tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance — has launched a Small Research Grants scheme, which is open for applications from antibiotic resistance researchers. more

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A study has been published looking at the mechanism of action of odilorhabdins — a new class of antibiotics — to combat antibiotic resistance, disclosed Nosopharm and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) more

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A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne are developing nanoparticles that could potentially fight some of the most dangerous antibiotic resistant bacteria. more

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Debiopharm Group, international biopharmaceutical group, has continued its efforts in the fight against antibiotic resistance by investing in antibiotic development through acquiring a minority stake in ABAC Therapeutics. more

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released its first set of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance, revealing high levels of resistance to several serious bacterial infections globally. more

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Biotechnology company, Pherecydes Pharma, has raised €8.7 million in a Series B round of funding, which it plans to use to support the production of phages for compassionate use in accordance with good manufacturing practuces (GMP). more

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Speaking at the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Eriko Takano, professor of synthetic biology at The University of Manchester, has given a glimmer of hope in the antibiotics production crisis — robotics! more

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The Independent has reported that a stark warning of a potential ‘post-antibiotic apocalypse’ has been issued by England’s chief medical officer (CMO), Dame Sally Davies, who has called on world leaders to take action on antibiotic resistance. more

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Recently presented data from Domainex and Auspherix describes positive progress in the development of a new class of broad spectrum organogold antibiotics aimed at tackling the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. more

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R&D efficiency has been in decline for many years, but now with bodies, like the FDA, aiming to accelerate approval times and a critical need for new therapies to combat antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria will we see the tide turn? more

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An analysis piece recently published in the BMJ has claimed that we should reconsider the adage of always completing a course of antibiotic treatment even if you feel better prior to completion in order to help combat antibiotic resistance. more

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Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have revealed new data demonstrating a modified form of vancomycin, an antibiotic, could prevent antibiotic resistance for a long time. more

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In January, the UK’s chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies announced the launch of the ‘Discovery Awards’. more

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Following increased concern for the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a list of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. more

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A recent report by business intelligence provider GBI Research suggests that the antibacterial drugs market is set to reach $35.6 billion by 2022. more

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Clinical researchers across the North will have the chance to use a portable DNA sequencing device to help fight against anti-microbial resistance (AMR). more

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The recent death of a woman, who died after contracting an antibiotic-resistant infection has caused the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to issue strict guidelines on the selling of antibiotics by retailers, chemists and drug makers. more

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Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK), a charity focused on developing new antibiotics to help fight superbugs, has revealed promising findings from research conducted to help bring new antibiotic therapy into clinical use by 2020. more

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The milk from Tasmanian Devils could be an important factor in the fight against antibiotic resistance. more

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One of the world’s largest health crisis, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is being tackled by a 25-year-old Malaysian PhD student, according to the Telegraph. more

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