A new competition for 2018 will make up to £10 million available to UK organisations to work with Chinese partners. The aim is to support novel projects that neither country would be able to conduct within the same timeframe without the other’s exper
This is a three year PhD which is part of a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and Cranswick. To date there have been relatively few studies, in the pork sector that have investigated the Behaviour relating to animals and Antimicr
The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world.
How do antibiotic-resistant bacteria develop and find their way into our food?
Learn what antibiotics are, how they work, and how bacteria become resistant to their effects. Hear how antibiotics are used from the perspective of healthcare and veterin
The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A new report from the
The poultry meat sector in the UK and the Netherlands have seen a large reduction in antibiotic use. This is the conclusion from recent reports published by both countries.
In 2016, the Dutch dairy sector realised a further reduction of total antibiotics, compared to the year before. The use of antibiotics in the Dutch dairy sector has been reduced with 3.2%, according to the annual report from MARAN.
Today, the European Commission has adopted its new EU 'One Health' Action Plan to tackle AMR, along with its first deliverable, EU Guidelines for the prudent use of antimicrobials in human health. The Guidelines aim to reduce inappropriate use and pr
Researchers at Leicester University have shown that it might be possible to develop an alternative to antibiotics for treating diseases in pigs. They have identified a range of viruses, called bacteriophages, that can be used to kill common pig infec
Pioneering use of satellite images is helping ESRC-funded researchers cutting survey costs in preventing the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) clearly separates outbreak isolates from background isolates, according to a study.
Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Diseas
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking the mcr-1 gene in bacteria. This gene can make bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic that is the “last resort” drug for some multidrug-resistant pathogens.
Scientists at Oregon State University have made progress in the war against antibiotic resistant bacteria. Researchers have found that a molecule can neutralize bacteria’s ability to become resistant to antibiotics. The study was published in the Jou
Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, awarded the EU Health Award for NGOs fighting Antimicrobial Resistance – a prize which aims to reward outstanding initiatives by NGOs which have significantly reduced the threat of antimi
Reducing the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, replacing them where possible and re-thinking the livestock production system is essential for the future of animal and public health. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s
Today (27/01/17), the Commission launches a public consultation on possible activities to include in the new "One Health" Action Plan against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) it plans to adopt by summer 2017. The consultation includes a questionnaire f
Cambridge Enterprise and the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund, managed by Parkwalk, have invested £500k in Polypharmakos Limited, a spin-out from the university and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Polypharmakos’ mission is to screen natural-pro
Professor Guy Poppy, the FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser, published the latest edition of his Science Report today. It examines the science behind antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, and presents the latest findings around the role that food plays in th
Global leaders aim to agree on comprehensive, multi-sectorial approaches to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance when they meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today (21 September).
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