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Scientists pinpoint single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous

Scientists pinpoint single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous
Description
Scientists have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
Date:
02/03/2018

International Development Minister praises Birmingham research supporting UK aid during University visit

International Development Minister praises Birmingham research supporting UK aid during University visit
Description
Birmingham research into the development of vaccines against bacterial infections has been highlighted during a visit to campus by the International Development Minister.
Date:
23/02/2018

Birmingham researchers awarded the Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal

Birmingham researchers awarded the Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal
Description
Professor Peter Hawkey and Dr Matthew O'Shea have been awarded the highly prestigious Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal respectively.
Date:
02/02/2018

Prevention of antibiotic resistant infections in critically ill patients

Prevention of antibiotic resistant infections in critically ill patients
Description
Professor Willem Van Schaik, Professor in Microbiology and Infection, writes for the Birmingham Brief on the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Date:
05/12/2017

National Biofilms Innovation Centre

National Biofilms Innovation Centre
Description
The UK's world-class expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised through the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC).
Date:
27/11/2017

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham are uniting to support World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from 13-19 November.
Date:
13/11/2017

Leading scientist urges UK and EU action plans to 'lose jargon' in a bid to win the battle with 'superbugs'

Leading scientist urges UK and EU action plans to 'lose jargon' in a bid to win the battle with 'superbugs'
Description
One of the UK's leading microbiologists is concerned that confusing language and a lack of specific objectives are hampering the global fight against antibiotic-resistant infections.
Date:
10/11/2017

Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain

Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking' the body's immune system and spreading to the brain.
Date:
17/08/2017

Pioneering Bacterial Vaccines network launched through University of Birmingham

Pioneering Bacterial Vaccines network launched through University of Birmingham
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have established a global bacterial vaccinology network that will facilitate the development of vaccines against bacterial infections that affect low and middle income countries.
Date:
14/08/2017

New study links antibiotic resistance to common household disinfectant triclosan

New study links antibiotic resistance to common household disinfectant triclosan
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan that is commonly found in domestic products.
Date:
03/07/2017
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