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Antimicrobial resistance

  1. 4 December 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Antibiotic use too long in surgery

    New University of Melbourne research finds that antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately before, during and after surgery.

  2. 15 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 14 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  4. 30 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 4 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 2 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is this the end for alcohol handwash in hospitals?

    Alcohol hand-wash is now less effective against some strains of bacteria, new research from University of Melbourne partner, the Peter Doherty Institute, finds.

  7. 20 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The chemical warfare against bacterial superbugs

    University of Melbourne research into chemically-altering old forgotten antibiotics is helping to open a new front in the critical war against drug resistance.

  8. 15 February 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Enlisting nanoparticles in the fight against superbugs

    University of Melbourne bio-engineers have developed a material made from nanoparticles that can fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs like Golden Staph.