The search for new antibiotics

The search for new antibiotics Only recently, the NDR reported that almost all major pharmaceutical companies have stopped or have stopped research into antibiotics. This is a problem because the increasing resistance to antibiotics calls for new, effective antibiotics. The development of new antibiotics is a long process for researchers …

Research into micro-pollutants: modelling water quality

Research into micro-pollutants: modelling water quality The incident in Borne on 15 June 2019, where dozens of children became ill after recreation in the Bornsebeek, raised questions within the German-Dutch MEDUWA-Vecht(e)-consortium about the exact cause of the infection, the exposure to multi-resistant bacteria in the water, and the sources of …

AWaRE: New WHO programme to reduce antibiotic resistance

New WHO programme to reduce antibiotic resistance There is an increase in antibiotic resistance worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) is also attempting to stop this. In a statement, WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stresses that increasing resistance to antibiotics threatens the achievements of medicine throughout the century. The …

New studies on consumer health protection and environmental awareness

New studies on consumer health protection and environmental awareness The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the German Environment Agency (UBA) published the latest survey results, which reflect consumers’ views on antibiotic resistance, food safety and agriculture. The Consumer Monitor is a representative survey that reflects consumers’ views on aspects …

Final report on antibiotic and multiresistant bacteria in waters of Lower Saxony

Final report on antibiotic and multiresistant bacteria in waters of Lower Saxony The final report on multi-resistant bacteria is available: “Still urgent need for research”. The Niedersächsische Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (NLWKN) and the Universitätsklinikum Bonn (Uni Bonn) have presented the 170-page final report on the occurrence of …

What to do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

What to do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Every year 700,000 people in Europe become ill from resistant bacteria as a result of excessive use of medicines and antibiotics on farm animals. Prof. Anne-Claude Crémieux, specialist in infectious diseases at the Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris, advocates a moderate use of medicines and …

Antibiotic-resistant genes found in Arctic soils

Antibiotic-resistant genes found in Arctic soils How Newcastle scientists have found something disturbing in the High Arctic. A Newcastle University-led project has discovered antibiotic-resistant genes in Arctic soils.  They are responsible for some of the world’s deadliest superbugs. Read the Chronicle Life Article here.

DBU Forum “Gentle Medicine for Healthy Animals” on 16 October 2018, Osnabrück

DBU Forum “Gentle Medicine for Healthy Animals” on 16 October 2018, Osnabrück Pharmaceutical residues in the environment are a global problem. They can pose a risk to human health and have been shown to harm the environment. Residues of veterinary medicines are mainly found in manure and slurry of the …