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New Antibiotics Production 5 May 2016 With resistance growing to existing antibiotics, there is a vital and urgent need for the discovery and development of new antibiotics that are cost effective.  Promising developments are derivatives of the antibiotic pleuromutilin, which are isolated from the mushroom Clitopilus passeckerianus
  • New Antibiotics Production 5 May 2016 With resistance growing to existing antibiotics, there is a vital and urgent need for the discovery and development of new antibiotics that are cost effective. ¬†Promising developments are derivatives of the antibiotic pleuromutilin, which are isolated from the mushroom Clitopilus passeckerianus
  • Threat from New Tick-Born Diseases 5 May 2016 The Big Tick Project led by Prof Richard Wall launched last spring has become the largest-ever veterinary study of ticks and tick-borne disease in the UK.
  • Major funding to develop slow-releasing antimicrobial agent for dentistry and medicine 25 April 2016 A University of Bristol spin-out company working to advance the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection by developing a solution to improve the efficacy of chlorhexidine-based products has received major investment to progress the technology.
  • Clinical Communication and Viral Illnesses 7 April 2016 A study led by Dr Christie Cabral from the Centre for Academic Primary Care looked at communication between doctors and parents about antibiotic prescribing for children with cough.
  • Targeting Treatment of Lung Disease 25 March 2016 Lung disease is on the rise around the world. Some 300 million people suffer from asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is predicted to become the third-highest cause of death by 2020; and respiratory infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.
  • Rheumatologist wins impact award 23 March 2016 Prof Athimalaipet Ramanan, a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor at the University of Bristol, has won the Research Impact Award at the 2016 Bristol Health and Care Awards.
  • Three-Minute Thesis 22 March 2016 The Bristol Doctoral College, in conjunction with the Bristol Students' Union Postgraduate Network, hosted the 3rd Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition which allows postgraduate research students across the University to present their research in language appropriate to a lay audience.
  • Risk of Nematodirosis in Lambs 17 March 2016 Nematodirosis, caused by the gutworm¬†Nematodirus battus, is a disease affecting young lambs.
  • Recent Funding Successes 14 March 2016 Members of the Infection and Immunity Theme have been successful in gaining a number of research awards.
  • Evaluation of Enhanced Paediatric Respiratory Infection Surveillance 11 March 2016 Respiratory infections are the most common illnesses seen by GPs, especially in children.
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