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E. coli bigger killer than Legionella and Pseudomonas

It has been reported by the Department of Health that E. coli infections represent 65% of gram-negative infections and killed more than 5,500 NHS patients in 2015 and are set to cost the NHS £2.3 billion by 2018. 912 kata lagi


ESPAUR 2016: an early Christmas present

I am just getting around to reading (well detail-scanning the exec summary) of the ESPAUR report. My main reflection is what a fantastic resource this reporting stream offers us: to have freely accessible, regular, accurate, national data on antimicrobial resistance and usage, and other related indicators is pretty unique! 421 kata lagi

Antibiotic Resistance

Microbiology in a brewery!

Recently I gave a talk at Coventry Home Brew Club hosted by Twisted Barrel brewery. The brewers, while a knowledgeable and experienced audience, seemed to enjoy my talk on the microbiology and biochemistry of beer. 1.106 kata lagi


Halving GNBSI

The Department of Health announced last week their intention to halve the rate of E. coli BSI by 2020. Whilst this is a move that should be embraced, it will be an enormous challenge to achieve. 711 kata lagi

Antibiotic Resistance

Why you should leave sprouts off your grocery list

They’re healthy toppings on your salads and sandwiches, but a new report is warning that sprouts have been tied to thousands of food poisoning cases, nearly 200 hospitalizations and three deaths. 495 kata lagi


Here’s why your bagged salad is a food poisoning risk

Do you have bagged salad in your fridge? Make sure you eat it up quickly – new research suggests the precut greens help salmonella grow and fester even when they’re refrigerated. 524 kata lagi


University of Regina awarded grant to fight antibiotic resistance

The University of Regina has received a $1.1M grant for research to combat antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Mohan Babu, an assistant professor at the university, will lead the research and use the latest in proteomics and genomics technologies. 307 kata lagi