on Antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals.
As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety.
AMR Insights informs, educates and connects professionals around the globe with the aim to curb Antimicrobial resistance.
AMR Insights is committed to eliminating antimicrobial resistance because it does not accept that millions of innocent people need to die as a result of resistant bacteria and other microorganisms.
The Masterclass AMR is meant for professionals in the sectors Health, Food and Environment who would like to better understand content, meaning and impact of AMR.
08/05/2019 - 08/05/2019 | The Netherlands
UK-India Tackling AMR in the Environment from Antimicrobial Manufacturing Waste – Partnership Workshop
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, India, are pleased to pre-announce a joint call for collaborative research proposals focussing on AMR in the environment from antimicrobial manufacturing waste.
15/05/2019 - 17/05/2019 | New Delhi (India)
Latest news on AMR
Detection of colistin resistance mcr-1 gene in Salmonella enterica serovar Rissen isolated from mussels, Spain, 2012 to 2016
Results showed the presence of AMR genes in Salmonella isolated from raw mussels and highlights the need for continuing surveillance of this food commodity. There is a need for public health authorities and mussel producers to ensure correct management, an efficient purification process and extensive sanitary control in ready-to-eat molluscs.
MSU scientists team up to study bovine microbiome role in antibiotic resistant bacteria
A highly multi-disciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists have designed a study to probe how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across the country.
Chennai team develops device to test antibiotic resistance in just 6 hours
Dealing with antibiotic resistance – one of the biggest challenges in modern healthcare – will get a tad easier, thanks to a team of professors at Anna University, Chennai, which has developed a device called antibiogramoscope.