A new way to manage antibiotic allergies in Australia
Two million Australians self-report being allergic to penicillin, but most actually aren’t, leading to inferior treatments, say University of Melbourne experts.
Into the wild to fight antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance stems from the bacterial war in nature and that is where researchers are looking for clues to fight it says University of Melbourne expert
Starving the bacterium that causes pneumonia
By targeting an essential nutrition pathway, University of Melbourne researchers hope to develop drug targets against the bacteria that cause pneumonia
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