News on antibiotic resistance
Antibiotics masquerading as a natural compound in flower
03 april 2020
A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal drug. But a new ...
AI joins the search for new TB drugs
04 februari 2020
Tuberculosis is once again a major public health threat as the causative bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Globalisation is also contributi...
“Lethal” mutation makes tuberculosis bacteria resistant to antibiotic
28 januari 2020
Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a common and serious problem globally. In a new article, researchers from Uppsala University describe how tube...
Study of patient meetings will contribute to sustainable antibiotic-prescribing practices
27 januari 2020
By studying social and linguistic patterns in doctor-patient meetings, Anna Lindström, professor of language and social interaction, wants to lay t...
Uppsala University in European initiative for new antibiotics
20 december 2019
Uppsala University is taking a leading role in COMBINE, a multinational collaboration where 11 partners from academia and the private sector are wo...
New genes out of random gene sequences
05 juni 2019
One key question in evolutionary biology is how novel genes arise and develop. Swedish researchers now show how new genes and functions that are ad...
ReAct’s new 5-year strategic plan receives funding from Sida
15 mars 2019
The international network ReAct, which is coordinated from Uppsala University, will focus on four strategic areas in the fight against antibiotic r...
Hard-to-detect antibiotic resistance a clinical problem
12 februari 2019
When antibiotics are used to treat bacteria susceptible to them, the treatment usually works. Nevertheless, the antibiotic chosen is sometimes inef...
New podcast on antibiotic resistance
12 november 2018
The Uppsala Antibiotic Center launches their newest outreach project, "The AMR Studio", with the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
New study increases understanding of how antibiotic resistance arises
06 september 2018
How does antibiotic resistance arise? In a new article in the July number of the Journal of Biological Chemistry researchers from Uppsala Universit...
Small amounts of antibiotics can cause resistance
23 april 2018
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a global and growing problem in health care. To be able to prevent further resistance developing, it is important...
New front for antibiotics research
06 mars 2018
“I’ve found my dream job,” says Annabel Ekberg, one of fourteen doctoral students who have come together at Uppsala Antibiotic Center (UAC), Uppsal...
Antibiotics from a humanist perspective
21 februari 2018
Hello there... Klara Bertils, linguist and doctoral student at the Uppsala Antibiotic Center, which analyses conversations between healthcare staff...
Report suggests new approach to fight antibiotic resistance
24 januari 2018
An international consortium managed by the University of Geneva and AstraZeneca issues final report on its research-based suggestions for driving a...
New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance
10 augusti 2017
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susc...
New collaboration platform to optimise antibiotic use
14 juni 2017
Healthcare needs access to many different antibiotics, but some sorts are no longer profitable for pharmaceutical companies. PLATINEA, the new plat...
Otto Cars appointed to UN group on antibiotic resistance
20 mars 2017
Otto Cars, Senior Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University and founder of the international network ReAct, has been selected as a mem...
Nanotechnology takes on the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
06 februari 2017
With every implant operation we run the risk of contracting an infection. Bacteria we normally live in symbiosis with can suddenly pose a threat to...
New antibiotic centre prepares for battle
30 januari 2017
With the Uppsala Antibiotic Center (UAC), Uppsala University took yet another step in the fight against accelerating antibiotic resistance. Soon, 1...