antibiotic resistance

‘Game changing’ antibiotic can kill superbugs

A ‘game changing’ new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an…

Disposable chip ‘will reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions’

Researchers from the University of Leeds have developed a prototype chip that can quickly determine if a patient has an…

New drug kills MRSA – including strains with antibiotic resistance

Researchers from Scotland have developed a new drug that kills strains of MRSA that are becoming resistant to antibiotics, according…

Meet our unlikely new ally in the battle against lethal bacteria

A molecule found in the blood of Komodo dragons can help to heal infected wounds, according to research at George…

A global wake-up call: common antibiotics are failing in up to half of all children

The most common antibiotics are failing in up to half of children, a study published in the British Medical Journal…

‘Post-antibiotic’ world looms as drug-resistant bacteria emerges in China

We are on the verge of a ‘post-antibiotic’ world, according to a report published in The Lancet. Researchers in China…

Antibiotic resistance could ‘finish’ modern medicine – so don’t push the GP for those pills

Research published by the Wellcome Trust has found that most people, if they have heard of antibiotic resistance at all,…