Antibiotics

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Warning on tackling HIV as WHO finds rise in resistance to antiretroviral drugs
Nearly half of newly diagnosed infants in 10 countries have drug-resistant HIV, study finds, underlining need for new alternatives

Kaamil Ahmed

25, Nov, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Cranberry juice won’t cut it: UTIs and the potential for repurposing drugs
The winning essay in the Max Perutz science writing award 2021 was written by Vicky Bennett from the department of biology and biochemistry at Bath University

The Observer

06, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Australian discovery brings hope in fight against superbugs
Researchers find compounds can act as a trail of breadcrumbs, attracting white blood cells to help combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Donna Lu

25, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Covid tests and superbugs: why the deep sea is key to fighting pandemics
As scientists explore how life in the abyss could generate new medicines, deep-sea mining is threatening to wipe it out

Helen Scales

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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UN criticised over statement on overuse of antibiotics in farming
Statement calling for significant cut in antimicrobial drug usage is ‘real missed opportunity’, say critics

Sophie Kevany

25, Aug, 2021 @2:33 PM

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‘I can’t give up on my leg’: the Gaza protesters resisting amputation at all costs
Despite chronic pain and deadly infections, Palestinians wounded in protests three years ago still hope to recover without surgery

Stefanie Glinski in Gaza

05, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The longest of Covids: the man infected for 10 months
Dave Smith, 72, from Bristol, UK, explains how his cycles of infection were finally halted

Linda Geddes

24, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK pig farms doubled their use of class of antibiotics vital for humans
Overall use of drugs has fallen but treatments of a ‘critically important’ class rose from 2015 to 2019

Andrew Wasley, Tom Levitt and Susannah Savage

17, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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More research funding needed to avoid drug-resistant pandemic, warns report
Smaller firms are developing most antibiotics targeting superbugs but often at risk of bankruptcy

Julia Kollewe

10, Jun, 2021 @9:17 AM

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Alarm at rise in seizures of illegal veterinary drugs at UK borders
Hormones, steroids and antibiotics intended for use on dogs, horses, pigeons and farm animals have been seized by officials

Robyn Vinter

29, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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GPs urged not to test gay men for STI 'super bug' over fears it will become more antibiotic resistant
New research from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre says treating asymptomatic men for mycoplasma genitalium is accelerating its resistance

Josh Taylor

16, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The next pandemic? It may already be upon us | Laura Spinney
Antimicrobial resistance won’t race across the world like Covid-19, but its effects will be devastating, says science writer Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

15, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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