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Latest Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) research news from the University of Exeter
The University of Exeter and collaborators have recently been awarded £14 million for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research – widely acknowledged as the “next global pandemic”
As the dumping of untreated wastewater into the sea sparks pollution warnings, new research has identified a “significant risk” of increasing antibiotic resistance associated with wastewater systems across the UK.
A major new project will investigate the defence mechanisms of bacterial cells, to help stop the spread of drug-resistant genes.
Exeter's Medical School, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, and Environment Agency publish government report on antifungal resistance
Exeter's Medical School, its MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, and the Environment Agency have published a government report on antifungal resistance.
Scientists have demonstrated how some fast-growing bacteria can resist treatment with antibiotics, according to a study published today in eLife.
A new study led by Imperial College London, working with the University of Exeter, finds that drug-resistant mould is spreading from the environment and infecting susceptible people’s lungs.
Researchers at the University of Exeter’s Medical School have produced two evidence maps to explore the risks of human exposure to AMR.
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.
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. Click here to take part.
A leading expert on infectious diseases has joined a fungal research team at the University of Exeter.
Researchers have developed a swift new method that could help reduce the problem of antibiotic resistance increasing via wastewater systems
New research reveals current understanding of safe antibiotic levels in rivers may not prevent evolution of antibiotic resistance.
A new technique could help reduce antibiotic prescribing by predicting which drugs could be effective in fighting bacteria within minutes.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Attomarker, a pioneering spin-out company based at the University of Exeter, is featured in an exhibition at the Science Museum in London.
The University of Exeter has received a substantial £1.2 million of funding to further understanding into antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
A top research centre focussed on tackling fungal diseases has relocated to the University of Exeter.
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.
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.
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.
Treatments using antibiotics should stop as soon as possible to prevent microorganisms becoming resistant, new research shows.
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.
‘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.
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.
Exeter is one of 16 universities involved in a new PhD programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Community growing schemes and mapping empty housing identified as key sustainability goals for Cornwall
Supporting community growing schemes and mapping unused properties to house local people have been identified as sustainability goals for the coming year by community leaders across Cornwall, according to a new report.