News on antibiotic resistance
How innovation from Uppsala University can reduce antibiotic-resistant bacteria
23 juni 2022
Treating severe infections with a combination of antibiotics has long been standard practice in Swedish medicine. Despite this, at present there is...
Innovation environment to improve antibiotic therapy
01 oktober 2021
A new innovation environment for precision health is under construction in Uppsala. Made possible by a five-year grant from Vinnova, the new innova...
History of human antibiotic use written in the oral bacteria of wild brown bears
25 augusti 2021
An international team of researchers used historical museum collections to study the effects of human-made antibiotics over the entire history of t...
Vigorous political efforts needed for new antibiotics
02 juni 2021
More than 30 years have passed since a new class of antibiotics was last discovered. The world’s antibiotic consumption is rising, and the problems...
Continued support for Uppsala Antibiotic Center in fight against antibiotic resistance
21 april 2021
Five years ago, Uppsala University took a new step in the fight against accelerating antibiotic resistance with the establishment of the Uppsala An...
Teaching young people about antibiotic resistance raises dilemmas
31 mars 2021
When teaching about antibiotic resistance, it is not sufficient to rely on biological and medical facts. Pupils also need to be trained to make dec...
Antimicrobial resistance and behaviour change in focus at Uppsala Health Summit
09 mars 2021
Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent global threat to human and animal health. This year’s Uppsala Health Summit, which will take place online on ...
New model can predict how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance
08 mars 2021
Using theoretical models of bacterial metabolism and reproduction, scientists can predict the type of resistance that bacteria will develop when th...
Antibiotic resistance from random DNA sequences
11 januari 2021
An important and still unanswered question is how new genes that cause antibiotic resistance arise. In a new study, Swedish and American researcher...
Rapid testing for antibiotic resistance
17 november 2020
In cases of severe infection, identifying the correct antibiotic – and doing so quickly – can be a matter of life and death. At Uppsala University ...
Successful antibiotic cooperation being led from Uppsala University
09 november 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has not halted work to identify needs and uses for antibiotics. The PLATINEA cooperation platform engages academia, industry,...
New high-speed test shows how antibiotics combine to kill bacteria
18 september 2020
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method to determine – rapidly, easily and cheaply – how effective two antibiotics combined c...
Antibiotics masquerading as a natural compound in flower
03 april 2020
A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal drug. But a new ...
AI joins the search for new TB drugs
04 februari 2020
Tuberculosis is once again a major public health threat as the causative bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Globalisation is also contributi...
“Lethal” mutation makes tuberculosis bacteria resistant to antibiotic
28 januari 2020
Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a common and serious problem globally. In a new article, researchers from Uppsala University describe how tube...
Study of patient meetings will contribute to sustainable antibiotic-prescribing practices
27 januari 2020
By studying social and linguistic patterns in doctor-patient meetings, Anna Lindström, professor of language and social interaction, wants to lay t...
Uppsala University in European initiative for new antibiotics
20 december 2019
Uppsala University is taking a leading role in COMBINE, a multinational collaboration where 11 partners from academia and the private sector are wo...
New genes out of random gene sequences
05 juni 2019
One key question in evolutionary biology is how novel genes arise and develop. Swedish researchers now show how new genes and functions that are ad...
ReAct’s new 5-year strategic plan receives funding from Sida
15 mars 2019
The international network ReAct, which is coordinated from Uppsala University, will focus on four strategic areas in the fight against antibiotic r...
Hard-to-detect antibiotic resistance a clinical problem
12 februari 2019
When antibiotics are used to treat bacteria susceptible to them, the treatment usually works. Nevertheless, the antibiotic chosen is sometimes inef...