Antimicrobials are substance that kills microorganisms such as bacteria or mold, or stops them from growing and causing disease.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool and University of Utrecht have taken another step forward on their quest to develop a viable drug based on teixobactin - a new class of potent natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs.
High levels of antibiotic residues, other medicines and chemicals present in Bangladesh's ponds, canals, lakes, rivers and other surface waters are contributing to a spike in antibiotic resistance in the country, says a new study.
Compounds containing metals could hold the key to the next generation of antibiotics to combat the growing threat of global antibiotic resistance.
A new study, published in 'Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy' conducted by a University of Liverpool led research consortium, has helped develop a new treatment option for some multi-drug resistant infections.
New research presented at this week's 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands, identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and climate change.
Multi-actor partnership tests natural products and compound libraries for antibacterial activity Discovery efforts will focus on World Health Organization's priority pathogens The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership is partnering with Calibr, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, in particular its location Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, and the University of Queensland's Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery in its efforts to develop and ensure new antibiotics are globally available to all patients who need them.
The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership and Evotec AG are today announcing the formation of a new strategic public-private partnership to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
A new study using antimicrobial susceptibility testing and whole genome sequencing to test extended spectrum beta lactamase producing E. coli isolated from cattle for food production and from various retail meat products has shown that all were resistant to at least three antimicrobial classes.
Neem Biotech recently attended the Royal College of Physicians’ Innovation in Medicine Conference 2018 where Neem presented their data around wound-relevant biofilms.
Neem are working on a novel approach to antimicrobial resistance, which involves preventing the formation of and disrupts mature biofilms that are produced by bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
New data from a study led by researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School could change how future antimicrobial drug combinations are discovered and developed.
Neem Biotech, a Wales-based R&D biotech working in the field of novel antimicrobial drug development, announced today that it will be presenting results of its ongoing development work into the impact of NX-AS-401, its lead candidate,on biofilms in chronic cystic fibrosis lung infections at the 15th European Cystic Fibrosis Basic Science Conference taking place from 21st to 24th March 2018 in LoutrakiKorinthias, Greece.
An international research team led by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and IBM Research developed a synthetic molecule that can kill five deadly types of multidrug-resistant bacteria with limited, if any, side effects.
WHO alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries.
Patients with bloodstream infections could avoid treatment with a combination of antimicrobial therapies if they are given the right drug as early as possible and if they are classified as at low risk of death.
A state-of-the-art research centre to help accelerate the development of new antibiotics is set to be established by the University of Liverpool.
There has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global health today.
Experts at the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, who define the optimal drug concentrations to inhibit the growth of pathogens, have found that genetic methods cannot yet be used to test for susceptibility in a number of important bacterial species.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting a total budget of $5.1 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President's fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget – an eight percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2016.
The University of Leicester has been awarded over £1.5 million in order to advance knowledge and understanding in three key areas that impact on health.