Your Food Just Got A Little Healthier

California just became the first state to ban antibiotics in livestock. No longer will the state’s farmers be able to pump their cows, chickens, and pigs, with human antibiotics to spur growth and prevent the spread of disease in unhealthy living conditions. Those drugs can create superbugs that won’t respond to regular antibiotics, and end […]

Green Spark – environmental empowering projects in Malawi, Africa

Hi, we are Green Spark. I’m Alex from Malawi and I’m Susy from Germany. Our skin is different but our blood is green. Hi I’m Susy. I’m from Germany. and I’m the founder of Green Spark. I studied Industrial Engineering and I worked many years in the aircraft development. Since I wasn’t happy I went […]

PACCARB 13th Public Mtg, Day 2 Pt 6: Welc, Opening Remarks & PANEL 4: Day-to-Day Provider Challenges

>>Martin Blaser: Good morning everyone. My name is Martin Blaser. I’m serving as the chair of PACCARB. It’s my pleasure to welcome everybody to the second day of our public meeting, July 2019. Again, we have a very full agenda. We thank the many terrific presenters from yesterday, and we have a great program for […]

Pills of Wisdom by Jemma Cotter

[MAN COUGHING] [MUSIC] [SCREAMING]>>MAN: Hello?>>PILL 1: Oi! Don’t eat us mate!>>MAN: Huh? But I’ve got a cold.>>PILL 1: He’s not too bright is he?>>PILL 2: Nah! Can’t you read the label you numpty? We’re innefective against viral infections, AKA the cold or flu.>>PILL 1: Do you even know what ineffective means?>>MAN: Yeah? Look I just […]

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) research at the Quadram Institute

Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem caused by bacteria which develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs. This is a serious life-threatening issue, as treating infections and safely performing routine medical procedures could become impossible. The Quadram Institute is contributing to the battle against AMR, but we need a coordinated coordinated global approach based on the One […]

Why super bugs are the biggest threat to humanity

Super bugs, the drug resistant infections, are set to kill over 10 million people across the world by 2050 – that’s more than currently die from cancer. And, according to a new report, the trend is set to get worse. But what exactly is a super bug? Examples are e coli, malaria and TB which […]

How antibiotics work

How do antibiotics work? Pathogenic bacteria in the body cause infections, which can be treated by antibiotics Bacteriostatic antibiotics slow the growth of bacteria by interfering with the processes the bacteria need to multiply These processes include: DNA replication Metabolism e.g. enzyme activity Protein production Bactericidal antibiotics kill the bacteria, for example by preventing the […]

Why do some antibiotics fail; animation about antibiotic resistance

SILENCE TRANQUIL MUSIC VOICE-OVER: Bacteria are tiny organisms that often multiply rapidly. Everyone carries good and bad bacteria. If there are too many bad bacteria, a serious infection can develop. That can make you very ill. The bacteria that cause such infections can be controlled using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill the bacteria or inhibit their growth. […]

Against superbugs: Russian science discovered the source of new antibiotics

The antibiotics we know today don’t work anymore. That’s why superbugs – bacteria resistant to modern antibiotics kill some 700 thousand people each year. An equivalent to the population of Detroit, Montenegro or one of Siberia’s largest cities – Tyumen Nightmare superbugs No new antibiotics in the pipeline End of the road for antibiotics unless […]

Some Online Pharmacies in UK Dispensing Antibiotics Without Prescription

Here’s the latest on Xtalks.com: The emergence of antibiotic resistance has often been blamed on the practice of over-prescribing the medications by physicians. While this has certainly been a factor, a new study suggests that online pharmacies in the UK could also be contributing to this global health issue by allowing patients to obtain antibiotics […]