Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut

A study carried out in collaboration with BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut. The human gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, mainly bacteria. Most of these are sensitive to antibiotics, but a significant … Continue reading “Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut”

Funding awarded for study linking antibiotics and fungal infections

Dr Rebecca Drummond, who recently established a research group at founder member the University of Birmingham, has won an award from the British Infection Association to study the links between antibiotic treatment and fungal diseases. Antibiotics are a life-saving drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria. However, some patients treated with these drugs will go on … Continue reading “Funding awarded for study linking antibiotics and fungal infections”

New database is latest weapon in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

New antibiotics to tackle the global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be on the way, thanks to a newly-launched database which brings together antibacterial compound discoveries. The new resource, outlined in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, is the result of a collaboration between BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, the John Innes Centre and … Continue reading “New database is latest weapon in the fight against antimicrobial resistance”