Tagged: antibiotic

Big Pharma has failed: the antibiotic pipeline needs to be taken under public ownership - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 23, 2019

Claas Kirchhelle, University of Oxford; Adam Roberts, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Andrew Singer, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Antibiotics are among the most important medicines known to humankind, but we are running out of this crucial resource. Decisive action is needed if we are to retain access to them. This includes rethinking our reliance on private companies … Read More

Attitudes and antibiotics - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Nov 20, 2017

A recent FB post from Stuff discussed the rising concerns about the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (This is something that Siouxsie Wiles has often written about: here and here, for example; her excellent book on the subject is reviewed here.) Fairly predictably, it didn’t take long for the proponents of essential oils to turn up, soon to be joined by the … Read More

Building Materials That Kill Bacteria - The Science of Architecture

Ken Collins Aug 23, 2010

In an effort to control the spread of bacteria (that are harmful to humans), the science world is always coming up with some interesting innovations. This now includes additives to building materials that will kill bacteria, including the dreaded MRSA strain. Antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal powdercoating has been available commercially for a few years, and now scientists have developed an … Read More

Honey’s anti-bacterial properties found? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 14, 2010

New research suggests that (some of) the secrets to honey’s anti-bacterial properties may have been revealed. A Dutch team of microbiologists propose that the anti-bacterial properties of the honey they tested come down to four chemicals and one general property: [caption id="attachment_3001" align="alignright" width="350" caption="Honey comb; near the top-right bees can be seen entering … Read More