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‘War Cabinet’ to fight bacterial resistance

The UK government has acted quickly after a report last week calling for more collaboration in the fight against Anti-Microbila Resistance (AMR).  They’ve announced that’s exactly what’s going to happen.  Surely this can’t be because we’re in the pre-election build up? (No, that’s just me being cynical.)

For the first time all seven research councils will collaborate on AMR research.  The cross-council AMR initiative will coordinate the work of medical researchers, biologists, engineers, vets, economists, social scientists, mathematicians and even designers, in a multi-pronged approach to address all aspects of the multi-faceted problem.

The MRC, which will lead the initiative, has calculated that in the UK alone £275 million has been spent on researching the problem since 2007. Yet, to date, no effective solutions have been found and it has been estimated that current antibiotics will be all but useless within the next two decades.

 

Details here: http://tinyurl.com/lt49hpy

 

 

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