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Steps are being taken by pharma to openly share data on changes to the susceptibility of pathogens to antibiotics around the world as part of a pilot project to tackle the growing problem of drug-resistant infections. 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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During the 12th Annual Lecture, organised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Dr Jeremy Farrar OBE, director of the Wellcome Trust, stressed the importance of safeguarding global health in politically uncertain times. more

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Apparently so, says Professor Jeremy Farrar, head of the Wellcome Trust. more

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Polyphor has been awarded with its first milestone payment from the Wellcome Trust ahead of schedule for the development of novel antibiotics against Gram-negative multidrug-resistant pathogens. more

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One in five women with breast cancer could benefit from existing treatments previously thought not to be effective. more

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UK prime minister Theresa May, joined leading figures from across the life sciences sector to open the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s new Bridget Ogilvie Building and the Biodata Innovation Centre at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge. more

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Scientists have identified a key protein that if targeted prevents the malaria parasite's survival, a discovery that could pave the way to a cure for the disease. more

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World experts are gathering today at the Wellcome Trust London to launch Antibiotic Discovery Global, a powerful coalition that will tackle the dual crisis of antimicrobial resistance and the near empty antibiotic development pipeline. more

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ICR PhD student and Royal Marsden Hospital haematology registrar Dr. Charlotte Pawlyn has been awarded a Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award at the AACR annual meeting in Philadelphia. more

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Team effort: Drug discovery partnership to produce an antibody-based medicine to fight Ebola infection more

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