Antibiotic resistance: Take action now before it's too late

phys.org | 7/24/2018 | Staff
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One of the biggest global challenges of the 21st century has brought members of the international research community together to assess the next steps for research.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the ability of human pathogenic bacteria to resist the action of antibiotics, is the subject of a special issue of the Journal of Molecular Biology.

Edition - Today - Editorial - Overview - Articles

The edition is published today and brings together an editorial overview plus 11 articles from world-leading researchers under the theme: The Molecular Basis of Antibiotic Action and Resistance.

The special issue assesses the progress made by research to identify the molecular mechanisms which could lead to the development of new antibiotics. The 2017 O"Neill Report warned that AMR could result in 10 million deaths a year due to untreatable infections by 2050.

Researchers - John - Innes - Centre - Articles

Researchers from the John Innes Centre have contributed to two of the articles and to the editorial overview.

Professor Tony Maxwell, Group Leader at the John Innes Centre, and one of the editors of the Journal of Molecular Biology explains the motivation behind the Special Issue: "This group of articles highlights what frontline researchers are trying to do about one of the biggest problems facing mankind in...
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