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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

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.

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For Environmental experts, officials and other professionals who wish to prevent the further spreading of Antimicrobial resistance, AMR Insights offers selected, global information and data, specific education and extensive networking and partnering opportunities.

AMR Insights is for:

  • Environmental Researchers at universities and research institutes
  • Environmental Experts at research and consultancy firms
  • Labtechnicians at environmental quality laboratories
  • Senior officials at national authorities and regulatory authorities staff
  • Environmental Experts at drinking water, sewage and soil remediation companies

Latest Topics

  •   13 June 2024

    Discovery of sulfonamide resistance genes in deep groundwater below Patna, India

    The global use of pharmaceuticals has led to the rise of bacteria resistant to antimicrobial treatments, posing a public health challenge. A study in Patna, India, found the first quantification of three sulfonamide resistance genes in groundwater and surface water. The mean relative abundance of gene copies was found to be sul I > sul […]

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  •   10 June 2024

    Environmental microbiome diversity and stability is a barrier to antimicrobial resistance gene accumulation

    Antimicrobial resistant bacteria and genes can enter new habitats if they can overcome the habitat’s biotic resilience. As biodiversity increases, microbial diversity can act as a barrier against antimicrobial resistance. A pan-European study found that higher diversity negatively correlates with the abundance of ARGs in soils, while dynamic riverbeds show no effect. This suggests that […]

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  •   06 June 2024

    Utilizing co-abundances of antimicrobial resistance genes to identify potential co-selection in the resistome

    The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens global health, and co-occurring ARGs may cause collateral effects. Researchers investigated the correlation between ARG abundances in 214,095 metagenomic data sets. They found more ARGs correlated with each other in human and animal samples than in soil and water environments. They found several ARGs conferring resistance for […]

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