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
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
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.
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.
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.