Protecting Patients: Innovating to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major threats throughout the world. If we lose the ability to treat with antibiotics, we’re going to lose most of the gains that we’ve made. People worry about a post-antibiotic era. That era is already here. The good news is the global community is beginning to mobilize on a scale that recognizes […]

Project Protect – Antibiotics Over Time

In 1928 Dr. Fleming Discovered penicillin when his petri dish covered with bacteria began to die. Approximately 10 years later Dr. Florey and Dr. Chain Further investigated this subject by looking into Dr. Fleming’s cases. This case was further studied by using mice as test subjects where 50 percent of them received penicillin and the other 50 percent […]

The Search for New Antibiotics with Jacques Dumas, Ph.D.

The problem with antibiotic resistance is actually just, you have it there, it’s “resistance.” It’s the fact that literally no matter how powerful antibiotics you make, if you throw them at bacteria you’re going to see bacterial resistance emerging over time. So the only way to address that is to make new compounds who are just different, improved […]

CDC: ‘Superbugs Out-Evolved Our Best Antibiotics’

there’s a comprehensive report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week about antibiotic resistance in the United States and long story short it’s really bad news quote anti-microbial resistance is one of our most serious health threats that’s the first line in the report the report highlights the growing pandemic of superbugs that have […]

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds — Combating Resistance: Getting Smart About Antibiotics

I’m Dr. John Iskander. Welcome to Beyond the Data. I’m here today with Dr. Lauri Hicks, medical director of CDC’s Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program. So, Lauri, at this week’s Grand Rounds, we heard about the problem of excessive and inappropriate antibiotic use. What should people take home about that issue in big picture terms? Well, […]

Antibiotic awareness – The global challenge – Dr Caroline McElnay

Antimicrobial resistance is when organisms like bateria develop a resistance to the medicines that we usually use to treat them. And that causes a problem because then those medicines are less effective and sometimes completely ineffective at treating diseases caused by those organisms. The research community is constantly look at how we can create more antibiotics, but antibiotics […]

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