The Bristol Scientists Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is as grave a threat as climate change, but it gets nowhere near the amount of media attention (and the conflicting terminology doesn't help). Modern life relies on antibiotics, the drugs used to treat bacterial infections. But bacteria are evolving resistance to antibiotics, making the infections they cause harder to treat and putting [...]

By | 2020-02-28T10:36:59+00:00 February 24th, 2020|Antibiotic Resistance Mini Series|

What is Antibiotic Resistance?

You’ve probably seen antibiotics in the news, and you’ll hear about them even more than usual during this World Antibiotics Awareness Week. Many of these headlines seem sensational:   The ‘apocalypse pig’ carrying bacteria that are resistant to one of our last-resort antibiotics. The new ‘magical antibiotic’ which bacteria may never become resistant to. The [...]

By | 2020-01-16T14:26:35+00:00 November 18th, 2019|Antibiotic Resistance Mini Series|