Hunting superbugs among the aged
Nursing homes are coming under the spotlight in the ongoing antimicrobial resistance war.
Drug resistant superbugs
Antibiotic resistance is the number one global challenge in the battle between mankind and microbes. If the current trend in antimicrobial resistance is not altered, it is estimated that, by 2050, 10 million people a year will die from superbug-related infections, outstripping cancer and heart disease as our number one killer.
The following articles demonstrate the amazing research work that's being done by Monash academics to help change this.
Episode 10: Beating the superbugs
Antibiotic resistance is a global challenge in the battle between mankind and microbes. Watch this episode
Associate Professor Boyce is part of an international team about to begin a new five-year investigation into the superbug, its antibiotic resistance mechanisms and also novel (new) treatments for infection.
Deadly and drug-resistant
Antimicrobial resistance is a global crisis that threatens to take us back to a pre-penicillin era.
Ten fun facts about phages
Never heard of bacteriophages? They're the most abundant biological entity on the planet, and play a vital role in keeping us alive.
Sleepwalking towards an antibiotic apocalypse
Despite dire warnings of a looming antibiotic resistance crisis, the issue has failed to capture the public imagination.
Handle with care
Design and medicine have joined forces to tackle a vital hygiene issue that plays a part in tens of thousands of deaths each year.