Antibiotic resistance: how can genomics research solve this prressing 21st Century problem?

Steven: Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to human health and also animal health. The research we do at i3 and with our collaborative partner New South Wales Department of Primary Industries takes a one-health approach to the study of antibiotic resistance. The problems that we are working on here in Australia are global problems. They are problems, […]

PACCARB Day 1 Presentation: Antibiotic Resistance in the Healthcare Environment

We are now going to call on — we started new feature this meeting, we’re going to have some individuals who have been personally affected by antibiotic resistance speak. And our first patient to discuss her situation is Sherry Dornberger, a member of PACCARB, one of our voting members. She will tell us about her life-changing battle with […]

Why Do Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance?

Despite their beauty, roses always seem to cause innocuous little cuts with their sharp thorns. But let’s flashback to the 1930s. If bacteria managed to get into the bloodstream through that cut, it could have been disastrous since antibiotics had yet to become widely available. Fast-forward to today, and we wouldn’t think twice about a small cut thanks […]

Beyond the Data – Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care

[Iskander] Hello, I’m Dr. John Iskander. Welcome to CDC Beyond the Data. I’m here today with Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra, deputy director of CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship. So Katherine, we heard at today’s Public Health Grand Rounds about some of the issues around antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. Let’s start with a working definition of what antibiotic stewardship […]

How Superbugs Could Mean The End Of Antibiotics | Let’s Talk | NPR

A woman in Nevada dies from a bacterial infection that was resistant to 26 different antibiotics. A U.K. patient contracts a case of multidrug-resistant gonorrhea never seen before. A typhoid superbug kills hundreds in Pakistan. These stories from recent years — and many others — raise fears about the possibility of a post-antibiotic world. The development of antibiotics […]

David McAdams on a post-antibiotic world

[MUSIC] Let’s look at the first drug used to treat human disease: penicillin. Here we have a sign: “Penicillin cures gonorrhea in four hours.” Okay. That was the 1940s. How could it do that? Because it killed the bacteria that caused gonorrhea. Okay. Bacteria that it kills, we call susceptible. Those are susceptible bacteria. But there were some […]

Fighting Antibiotic Resistance: Fan Liu

In my work, I’m in a constant race against bacteria. Antibiotic resistance has become an increasingly challenging problem in the world. In the United States alone, every year, we have more than 2 million people that become seriously ill because of these infections. Bacteria are fascinating little creatures. They grow really really fast, and they are developing resistance […]

Superbugs That Resist Antibiotics Can Evolve in 11 Days | I Contain Multitudes

[INTRO MUSIC] ED YONG: This is one of the great disruptors of the modern era. This changed everything. Before this, child birth, getting a tooth pulled, even just a scratch could have been a death sentence. Antibiotics– there are many varieties, streptomycin, erythromycin, doxycycline, cephalosporin, amoxicillin. But they all share a common purpose to eliminate bacteria. They are […]

Penicillin and Antibiotic Resistance

In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered that a fungus contaminating his petri dishes had released a powerful antibiotic that killed the surrounding bacteria. He named this antibiotic “penicillin”. Nearly two decades later, after years of intense cooperation between scientists, manufacturers, and government agencies, penicillin was made broadly available. In 1945, using X-ray crystallography, Dorothy Hodgkin determined the chemical structure […]

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