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Latest Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) research news from the University of Exeter

Research establishes safe water thresholds for antimicrobials, advancing the battle against resistance

Researchers have made progress towards a G7 commitment to establish safe standards for the release of antimicrobials into the environment, by developing a new framework that establishes safe thresholds.

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Play the Lameness Game to help reduce antibiotic use in sheep farming

A new citizen science study is trying to understand how easy it is to spot lameness in sheep by using a simulation game - in order to help reduce the use of antibiotics in sheep farming and fight the global problem of antimicrobial resistance.

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Meningitis expert joins Exeter fungal research centre

A leading expert on infectious diseases has joined a fungal research team at the University of Exeter.

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Scientists pave way to reducing antibiotic resistance build-up in waterways

Researchers have developed a swift new method that could help reduce the problem of antibiotic resistance increasing via wastewater systems

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Safe thresholds for antibiotics in sewage needed to help combat antibiotic resistance

New research reveals current understanding of safe antibiotic levels in rivers may not prevent evolution of antibiotic resistance.

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New technique in which drugs make bacteria glow could help fight antibiotic resistance

A new technique could help reduce antibiotic prescribing by predicting which drugs could be effective in fighting bacteria within minutes.

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Launch of interdisciplinary events series for new ExeterAMR research network

A successful virtual seminar has launched a new series of events which aims to unite researchers from all disciplines across the University of Exeter working on the subject of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Public would obey major changes to antibiotic advice, research shows

The public would comply with major changes to medical advice – but would then be less likely to follow other new guidelines in the future, research shows.

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State-of-the-art imaging method provides new insights into how bacteria move and exchange genetic information

Scientists have made a pivotal breakthrough in advancing our understanding of how bacteria move and perform genetic exchange.

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Environment Agency report highlights need for more information about airborne antimicrobial resistance in the UK

A University of Exeter researcher has led a report published by the Environment Agency on the current state of knowledge about airborne antimicrobial resistance.

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Exeter hosts workshop on future of antimicrobial resistance

The University of Exeter hosted a two day workshop to bring together UK experts in considering how to tackle the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Attomarker technology being showcased at London Science Museum

Attomarker, a pioneering spin-out company based at the University of Exeter, is featured in an exhibition at the Science Museum in London.

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University gains £1.2 million funding to battle Anti-Microbial Resistance

The University of Exeter has received a substantial £1.2 million of funding to further understanding into antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Major fungal research centre moves to Exeter

A top research centre focussed on tackling fungal diseases has relocated to the University of Exeter.

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Economics Can Help Tackle the Global Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance

Applying the economics of climate change to antimicrobial resistance could help to avert the 10 million deaths that are predicted to occur by 2050 if urgent action isn’t taken, research involving the University of Exeter finds.

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Efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance must take account of fourfold difference in use across Europe, report says

Global efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance will be more effective if they focus on the cultural context behind the fourfold difference in total antibiotic use and consumption across Europe, according to a new report.

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Environment key battle ground in fight to tackle antibiotic resistance

The environment could be as important a battle ground as the clinic in the global fight against the spread of antibiotic resistance, new research has shown.

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Stop antibiotics before resistance ‘tipping point’

Treatments using antibiotics should stop as soon as possible to prevent microorganisms becoming resistant, new research shows.

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Surfers three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant bacteria in guts

Regular surfers and bodyboarders are three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts than non-surfers, new research has revealed.

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Antibiotic resistance: ‘sleeping’ bacteria that can survive drug treatment identified

‘Sleeper cells’, which can survive doses of antibiotics and lie resting in a dormant state, may hold a key to understanding antibiotic resistance, research has found. 

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Exeter reports to UN on antibiotic resistance in environment

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges of modern times – and now two world-leading academics have reported to the United Nations on how the problem can be spread through our natural environment.

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£2.85m for first PhD programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Exeter is one of 16 universities involved in a new PhD programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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