India is one of the world’s largest consumers of antibiotics, but it is ill prepared for the threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a new analysis published in the BMJ.   The authors examined PubMed studies, reports and policy documents on AMR, and patent…

Researchers successfully applied bacteriophage therapy—which uses harmless phages, viruses that replicate within bacteria—to help a 68-year-old diabetic patient with necrotizing pancreatitis and a multidrug-resistant infection return to health.   Bacteriophage therapy holds…

Much of the credit for the G20’s big global health pledges, writes Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar, should go to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose presidency of the group ends in November.Among other achievements, Farrar credits Merkel with establishing national…

Today and tomorrow, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will host #AMRchat, a Twitter chat to discuss how to combat antimicrobial resistance and communicate information to patients and the public. 9 am today to 5 pm Friday #AMRchat

200 scientists and medical professionals published a call Tuesday for international restrictions on 2 endocrine disruptors used in soap and personal care products despite their risks to health.

Despite lip service from politicians, antimicrobial resistance has remained a backburner issue, argue Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations and Ramanan Laxminarayan of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy.  

Move over, bomb-sniffing dogs. A Canadian canine handler has trained her English springer spaniel, Angus, to sniff out notorious superbug Clostridium difficile in hospitals, where superbug infections are a growing problem.   Teresa Zurburg came up with the idea after…

The growing public health threat of antimicrobial resistance could kill 10 million people a year by 2050. And some of the blame lies in the failure of today’s profit-driven research and development system to produce effective and affordable antibiotics, argue researchers…

Are bacteria-feeding viruses known as phages the kryptonite antimicrobial resistance researchers have been searching for?   Maybe. Yale University microbiologist Benjamin Chan’s findings on the viruses show promise. In 2013, Chan created a cocktail of phages and antibiotics…

As demand for animal meat grows in India, so, too, does the prevalence of antimicrobial resistant superbugs in the food chain, reports a new study. Recently, researchers tested 55 farm-raised and 45 free-range chickens at 7 markets in Southern India. 11% of both chicken…