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University of Adelaide is fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs by starving them of iron

Image credit: Russell Millard/University of Adelaide

A team of researchers from Australia’s University of Adelaide have developed a new method to fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria by starving it of iron, the fuel it needs grow and threaten human health.

Superbugs in the supply chain

IMAGE: Changing Markets

Bad Manufacturing Practices: Changing Markets examines China’s role in the antibiotics supply chain and the damaging pollution that results from the process.

Rise of superbugs in hospitals down to cutting cleaners' jobs, suggests GMB

The rising numbers in those exposed to superbugs, such as E.coli and MRSA, is due to the cuts in the number of cleaning staff, according to a report by GMB. The number of cases of such superbugs had been progressively falling, with fewer cases of MRSA, in particular, reported between 2004 and 2008.

Superbugs and Superdrugs

Superbugs & Superdrugs - A Focus on Antibacterials

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