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 …

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 …

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.