Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2016

It’s a Global Crisis: What the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance Wants to Do About AMR

   It’s a Global Crisis: What the Review on Anti-Microbial Resistance Wants to Do About AMR  After collaborating on a series of papers surrounding the growing health concern of drug-resistant infections, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance released a final report this month, which outlined the steps and interventions this team of experts deems necessary for international progress. The facts and …

World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016

Anti-Microbial Resistance makes headline news once more – stay ahead at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2016

Anti-Microbial Resistance makes headline news once more – stay ahead at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2016 It’s no news that the world is facing an antibiotic crisis. Antimicrobial Resistance is probably the most serious threat the health system has faced in decades, so the field has been receiving a great deal of attention both internationally and in the US. Once …

TGen/Dell/Intel collaboration optimizes genomic sequencing

Ahead of BioData World Congress we wanted to share some examples of where high-performance computing is having a real and meaningful impact on scientific research. With ‘From Bench to Bedside’ as its motto, TGen launched in June 2002 and today anchors a rising biosciences hub in Phoenix, Arizona. The non-profit institute is at the forefront of efforts to bring next-generation …

Orphan drugs AMR

Should we talk about orphan drug designation for AMR antibiotics?

With a little over 3 months to go until the inaugural World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches to the conference agenda. During our research, we’ve been posing the question: should orphan drug designations apply to antibiotics? Book today by visiting the website > On the one hand, ODD provides incentives to encourage AMR antibiotic development. Between …

#SaveTheScript

#SaveTheScript Top 15 Finalists

NPS MedicineWise and Tropfest have come together to create #SaveTheScript, a video competition to encourage group and individuals to spread the message that through overuse and misuse,  antibiotics are losing their power. This is a great competition that has yielded some educational and hilarious results. Check out the 15 finalists here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQbp9AN4mtugu6IwnWaluGsVrpTJbDiah My favorite Antibiotic Man by Andrew Quaile. We’re talking about this …

Slava Epstein - iCHIP

Uncharted territory: iCHIP’s potential to generate high-throughput antibiotic production

Earlier this year, a promising antibiotic named teixobactin with the ability to vanquish drug-resistant pathogen was discovered. Early results show teixobactin to be active against the deadly bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in mice. This important discovery was made possible by the work Slava Epstein and his lab, who developed the iCHIP technology. Story originally posted by Nature. Follow this link to view the original …

Brian Bachman, featured on VICE

Life in a Post-Antibiotic Era – Vice News

Like many, we here at Terrapinn are big fans of HBO’s Vice News. They cover many topics – and they cover them well. A few weeks back they had a segment on Anti-microbial resistance titled “The Post-Antibiotic Era”. Within it, they featured a few scientists in the space working on unique research. One of them was Brian Bachmann, a researcher …

The History of Antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most important subjects of the 21st century. With the potential to cause nearly $100 trillion in damage to the world health and economy, the issue of infections untreatable by modern antibiotics is one that leaves many concerned and looking for answers. What’s even more concerning is the scarce, almost empty antibiotic pipeline. Between 1935 and …

Antibiotics crisis – will PPPs solve the need for super drugs?

[pullquote type=”right”]“[AMR] is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society.” – World Health Organization[/pullquote] It is an alarming fact that AMR (AntiMicrobial Resistance) claims 23,000 Americans lives each year. According to a report commissioned by British Prime Minister David Cameron, AMR could result in 10 million deaths a year by …