What do we mean by Antibiotic Resistance?

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The term ‘Antibiotic Resistance’ has been used a lot by the media over the past 2 or 3 years as has the term ‘Superbugs’. Antibiotic Resistance is not a new phenomenon. It was highlighted as long ago as 1945 when Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin said in his Nobel prize acceptance speech that incorrect use of the drug …

The Press article ‘Scientists rush to stop major antibiotic threat’ 12 August 2015

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The Chief Reporter, Mike Laycock, of York’s The Press wrote a great article (read here) outlining the first research programme Antibiotic Research UK wishes to undertake. Here is the text of the article – A YORK-BASED  national UK charity has revealed its first research proposal as it prepares to tackle the ‘global health catastrophe’ of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic Research UK has …

Child with anitbiotic resistant infection

Antibiotic Research UK participates in BIA Webinar on ‘Antimicrobial Resistance: Overcoming the risk to global health’

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Professor Colin Garner, Chief Executive, was asked by the UK Bioindustry Association to present about Antibiotic Research UK at a Webinar held on Thursday 23 July 2015. Antibiotic Research UK is proud to be BIA’s charity of 2015. The Webinar showcased the activities of a number of UK antibiotic drug development companies including Discuva, RedX Pharma and Novabiotics. The Webinar …

Meeting Announcement – Second Annual General Meeting

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  The Second Annual General Meeting of Antibiotic Research UK will be held on Wednesday 19 August 2015 at 12.00pm. The Meeting venue will be at the Royal York Hotel, York. The general public can attend the meeting but only Antibiotic Research UK members are entitled to vote.  After the official AGM business Dr David Brown, Chair of the Charity’s …

Recent publications by or about Antibiotic Research UK

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Scrip Intelligence recently published a short article about antibiotic resistance which featured Antibiotic Research UK. Scrip Intelligence is one of the world’s most widely read Information Fact Sheets about the pharma and biotech industry. We are also in discussion with Scrip about highlighting more about our Charity in their special section on Antibiotic Resistance. A second article written by Professor …

Powerful BBC1 Panorama ‘Antibiotic Apocalypse’ broadcast 18 May 2015

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BBC1’s Panorama programme entitled ‘Antibiotic Apocalypse’ broadcast this evening was a powerful statement about antibiotic resistance and why we need to do something about it now. The BBC’s medical correspondent, Fergus Walsh investigated this potential medical catastrophe and talked to some of the key players including Prime Minister David Cameron, the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, an Antibiotic Research …

Andrea Jenkyns, the new Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood

Antibiotic Research UK thanks Andrea Jenkyns, the new Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood who addressed nearly 700 people at the UK BioIndustry

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Andrea Jenkyns, the Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood who beat Ed Balls in the recent UK election, addressed nearly 700 people at the UK BioIndustry association’s annual dinner at the Natural History Museum, London. Andrea who went into politics because she lost her father Clifford to an MRSA infection contracted in Pinderfields Hospital, has campaigned on hospital cleanliness and …

Antibiotic resistant bacteria poses a greater threat than cancer

Newsweek Article – Beating superbugs is as important as cancer

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In the 8 May 2015 European edition of Newsweek, the Newsweek journalist Luke Hirst writes about Antibiotic Research UK. http://europe.newsweek.com/beating-superbugs-important-cancer-say-experts-326934  Luke says that tackling the superbug crisis is more important than tackling cancer. Without effective antibiotics, most cancer treatment, whether this be surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy or any combination is wholly reliant on functional antibiotics being available. This is particularly …

How ANTRUK is tackling the superbug crisis that threatens hospitals and people due to antibiotic resistant bacter

Letter from Antibiotic Research UK published in The Times, 23 April 2015

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Following on from various articles published in The Times about antibiotic resistance, Colin Garner, Antibiotic Research UK’s Chief Executive, felt moved to write a Letter to the Editor of The Times. After a number of iterations in which the 350 word letter had to be pared down to 200 words, the letter was published on Thursday 23 April 2015. Attached …

Greg Beckett wants you to sponsor him when he runs the New York Marathon for us

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Greg Beckett who lives in London is seeking sponsorship to run in the New York City Marathon on Sunday 1 November 2015 – http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/ for Antibiotic Research UK.   It’s the first time that Greg has run the New York marathon and he needs all your support to help him get round the course. This event is one of the largest …

Fantastic News – Google grant awarded to Antibiotic Research UK

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We have just been awarded a Google grant towards our Google Adword campaign and we are very excited. Google asked what Antibiotic Research UK’s mission is, we responded with: The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron stated recently that if we don’t develop new antibiotics, medicine could go back to the Dark Ages. https://www.antibioticresearch.org.uk/uk-prime-minister-cameron-warns-medicine-returning-dark-ages-antibiotic-research-uk/ If no new antibiotics are developed then …

Watch our latest promo talking about the scale of the problem with Antibiotic Research UK - please help us discover a new antibiotic

Watch our video about Antibiotic Resistance and the threat it poses to humanity

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Antibiotic Research UK are the worlds first charity determined to discover a new antibiotic by 2020. There have been no new antibiotics discovered for the last 30 years. Now there is a huge rise in Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria infections in western hospitals in the form of MRSA and many others.   Join with us as we set out to tackle …

Professor Dame Sally Davies reports directly to the Prime Minister David Cameron and endorses the work Antibiotic Research UK are currently doing

Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer writes to support Antibiotic Research UK

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Dame Sally Davies who stated that the threat of antibiotic resistance was as great as the terrorist threat writes; ‘The problem of antibiotic resistance is a global threat to modern medicine which needs tackling now. I am really pleased to learn of the creation of Antibiotic Research UK, the world’s first charity dedicated to developing new antibiotic therapies funded by …

David Battie from Antiques Roadshow fame nearly lost a leg to Antibiotic Resistance, tells his story to Antibiotic Research UK

David Battie, star of BBC’S Antiques Road Show says ‘No, I’m not dead – but I was nearly’

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David Battie writes: ‘You may have heard that I had quietly passed on to that auction house reject shelf in the sky. Actually, it was close. I was on my way to Norwich for a talk when my prostate demanded immediate attention. It was a country road and an oak tree solved the problem. I was on my way back …

Burkholderia cepacia Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria is on the worrying threat level for virility - Antibiotic Research UK

Burkholderia cepacia Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria has a moderate threat level

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First Documented: 1949 Illness Caused: Pneumonia Antibiotic Resistance: Low Virulence: Worrying First discovered in 1949 B.cepacia was discovered by Walter Burkholder in and is the bacteria that cause the common onion skin to rot.  Yes the one you leave in the pantry as it rolls to the back and creates that funky smell, and first described as a human pathogen or toxic poison in the 1950s.  Whilst the chances of …

Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - Antibiotic resistant bacteria with a moderate threat level to human health - Antibiotic Research UK

MRSA – Antibiotic resistant bacteria explained Staphylococcus aureus – Antibiotic Research UK

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MRSA – Antibiotic Research UK – First Documented: 1884 Illness Caused: Pneumonia, Flesh Eating Disease Antibiotic Resistance: Medium Virulence: Dangerous MRSA is a bacteria and acronym that stands for something the lounge does not want to twist its words around in your mouth, and after I write this will no doubt be cast into the confides of your mind only to be soon forgotten. …

Top 10 Superbugs these are teh most lethal strains of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria known to man

Top 10 most lethal Superbugs the world should be scared of

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We all know the difference between a virus and   We all know how antibiotics work on bacteria We all know that Ebola is a virus and Salmonella is bacteria, right? You know what a white blood cell looks like when it is hunting bacteria?   Whilst we tell ourselves that we know all about the most dangerous bacteria, here …

O’Neill Report is released sponsored by UK Government and Wellcome Trust

O’Neill Report is released sponsored by UK Government and Wellcome Trust

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The Review has today set out its initial reccomendations in the paper Tackling a global health crisis: Initial steps. We use this paper to set out our assessment of the international AMR research funding landscape, and make our first recommendations for global action to address the challenges of rising drug resistance. This includes the establishment of a global AMR Innovation …

Antibiotic Research UK - We aim to find cost effective approaches to finding new drugs against superbugs

Antibiotic Research UK’s research programmes

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Our charity aims to take highly innovative and cost- effective approaches to finding new drugs against superbugs. The research programmes will be undertaken in the UK’s universities, institutes and specialty pharmaceutical companies and will focus for the next few years on fi nding drugs which are ‘antibiotic resistance breakers’ (ARBs). ARBs might be drugs used to treat other medical conditions …