Antibiotics were once considered the “magic bullet” against infections, and yet the rise of bacterial resistance has changed the game. Sam Willcocks walks us through the rise and fall of antibiotics, and shows us why we need to think carefully about how we harness new technology so that we can continue to do good.
One Wednesday a landmark declaration agreeing to combat antimicrobial resistance has been signed by 193 countries at the United Nations General Assembly. The agreement follows a worldwide campaign led by Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to highlight the threat posed to modern medicine by antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Continue reading […]
Up to £4 million capital investment is available to enable research into antimicrobial resistance and advance the development of new products. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-antimicrobial-resistance
AMR Centre Director, Clare Chandler, organised a ‘Constructing AMR’ workshop that took place on the 3rd August 2016. The workshop brought together leading social scientists to explore from different disciplinary perspectives how AMR is constructed, and what this means for how policy, science and practice are being made and remade. Topics included: the […]