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News | 23 November 2016

Using a 'living antibiotic' to tackle disease

Researchers have used naturally occurring predatory bacteria to clear a multi-drug resistant infection in zebrafish.

A human neutrophil ingesting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

News | 31 October 2016

Clinical trial network could boost search for new antibiotics

A network to run clinical trials could make finding new antibiotics cheaper and more efficient, according to a report we have published today.

Close up of penicillium mould and spores

News | 21 September 2016

UN Declaration 'must mark turning point'

Wellcome’s Director Jeremy Farrar says the commitment from world leaders at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to tackle the rise in drug-resistant infections must now translate into measurable actions.

3D computer illustration of drug-resistant Salmonella bacteria.

Opinion | 19 September 2016

Saving antibiotics so that antibiotics can save lives

Drug resistance will be discussed at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday 21 September. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome, say the future of modern medicine and health security rest on the decisions we take now.

Researcher testing bacteria for antibiotic sensitivity

News | 28 July 2016

New US-UK partnership to tackle antibiotic resistance

Wellcome is part of a major new transatlantic partnership to tackle the growing threat of drug-resistant infections. It will speed up the development of new antibiotics, diagnostics and other therapies. 

AMR Review chair, Lord Jim O'Neill

News | 23 May 2016

O'Neill calls for action on drug-resistant infection

The AMR Review team has set out what the world needs to do to tackle the problem of drug-resistant infections.