World Antibiotic Headlines

“Antibiotic apocalypse”: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance

The terrifying prospect that even routine operations will be impossible to perform has been raised by experts alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes, particularly those resistant to the "antibiotic of last resort", colistin
09 Oct 2017

What happens when antibiotics stop working?

David Aaronovitch - whose life was saved by antibiotics after a routine operation went catastrophically wrong six years ago – talks to the scientists on a mission to solve the problem of drug-resistant infections.
29 Jul 2017

Antibiotic resistance breakers: can repurposed drugs fill the antibiotic discovery void?

Concern over antibiotic resistance is growing and new classes of antibiotics are needed. This article discusses antibiotic resistance breakers.
29 Jun 2017

Which invention won Britain’s Greatest Invention?

Seven celebrities to battle it out to reveal Britain's Greatest Invention live. Guess which wins!
16 Jun 2017

Resistance to last-ditch antibiotics has spread further than anticipated

Emergence of colistin resistance in farm animals around the world takes researchers by surprise.
13 Jun 2017

Doctors call for urgent action on deadly superbug threat

Doctors are warning that the rise of an almost untreatable superbug, immune to some of the last-line antibiotics available to hospitals, poses a grave threat and needs urgent government action.
08 May 2017

CDC sees ‘steady increase’ in drug-resistant bacteria

CNN's Robyn Curnow speaks with the CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden about a superbug that is resistant to antibiotics.
27 May 2016
14 Apr 2016

Analysis: Antibiotic Apocalypse

A terrible future could be on the horizon, a future which rips one of the greatest tools of medicine out of the hands of doctors.
11 Jul 2015