Making antibiotics more effective

How researchers are tackling the increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance
17 December 2021
Presented by Tricia Smith
Production by Tricia Smith.




While the coronavirus pandemic is at the forefront of our minds, it’s not the only health crisis looming on the horizon. Antimicrobial resistance has been called the “hidden pandemic”. One of the ways to counteract resistance is by developing drugs that make current antibiotics more effective, and new research published by the University of Oxford reveals some promising candidates. Tricia Smith spoke with John Tregoning, a researcher in infectious diseases, but not affiliated with this particular study, to talk about the past, present, and future for these critical, and often “last-resort” drugs...


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