Battling superbugs with the power of knowledge

Mankind relies on the wonder-cure of antibiotics, but misuse of antibiotics has led bacteria to become immune. Research in Leeds has joined the fight against drug resistant infections.

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Research

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has been working with the seven UK councils in a cross-council initiative to tackling the rise in drug resistant infections (or antimicrobial resistance, AMR).

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Reducing unnecessary use antibiotics

We can all help to tackle drug resistant infections by not using antibiotics when we do not need them. Always take your doctor's advice on antibiotics. We work with Leeds council to raise awareness.

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Clostridioides difficile (C.difficile) infection leads to antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and colitis. Current diagnostic tests might not accurately and promptly diagnose C.difficile...

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Welcome to PDRAs Farag Shuweihdi who will be working with the MRC AMR Programme team on the statistical aspects of...

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On 23/09/2019 Jessica Boname, Head of AMR at the MRC, spent the day meeting with Investigators and PDRAs and touring...

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Welcome to PDRAs Nicola William and Alexandre Vakurov who will be working with the MRC AMR Programme team on optimising...

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