Why are there so few drugs to treat viruses?
As coronavirus case numbers surge, University of Melbourne experts explain why we have effective drugs for bacterial diseases, but relatively few for viruses.
A new weapon in the war against superbugs
New University of Melbourne research investigates ‘resistance resistant’ antibiotics to fight superbugs, which could help fight against COVID-19 complications.
Getting to know your microbiome better
Microbiome research produces huge amounts of data, but do we have the right information to answer our bug-related questions ask University of Melbourne experts.
Antibiotic use too long in surgery
New University of Melbourne research finds that antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately before, during and after surgery.
Superbug gonorrhoea: should we be afraid?
Antibiotic resistant 'superbug' gonorrhoea could send us back to the treatments of the past, a no one wants that, warns a University of Melbourne expert
The right antibiotic at the right time
University of Melbourne experts say managing the problem of antibiotic overuse and the treatment of sepsis concurrently can support better infection management.
Stronger action to curb overuse of antibiotics
A crack down in Australia on repeat prescriptions is just one of a range of moves needed to curb the overuse of antibiotics say University of Melbourne experts
How do we close the gaps in appropriate antibiotic use?
Melbourne University research shows that for rural hospitals to use better antibiotic prescribing practices, collaboration and workforce capacity are key.
The rise of the latest drug resistant superbug
Researchers at the Doherty Institute and the University of Melbourne have discovered a new superbug, already resistant to known antibiotics in parts of Europe.
Improving how we manage sepsis
Sepsis is a life threatening complication; University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum research describes a new hospital pathway of care to treat sepsis early