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Antimicrobial resistance

Why we must all become antibiotic guardians

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Today PHE launches Antibiotic Guardian, a pledge campaign which forms a key part of the UK’s support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the wider fight against antibiotic resistance. This campaign matters because we have to stop the overuse and …

Proteomics: studying proteins to fight disease

Over the past 70 years antibiotics have been hugely important in our defence against infectious diseases caused by bacteria. However, bacterial resistance to antibiotics is becoming a global public health problem and if we are to develop new treatments for …

Mistreating the treatment: the struggle against antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotics have been around for nearly 70 years.  Many people still alive today may remember them first being used to treat casualties from the Second World War. Around 1944 a newspaper billboard proclaimed that ‘Penicillin cures gonorrhoea in four hours …