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Antibiotic Resistance

16 Apr 2019 - 05:00

Mis-prescribing of antibiotics is leading to a global rise in bacterial which are immune to all known treatments, and the need to act has become more urgent than ever. Yet across the world, use of antibiotics is still rather hit-and miss, leading to multiple rounds of drugs, each potentially creating new resistant strains. The Longitude Prize is leading the fight back - incentivising the development of innovative new approaches to diagnosing and treating infections, so the world can still rely on the effectiveness of antibiotics. Joining Nesta's Nigel Campbell to discuss this are: Dr Tina Joshi, Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Plymouth and an expert in bio-microbial resistance, Caroline Purslow, Programme Manager for the Global Health Team, including the Longitude Prize, at the Challenge Prize Centre. We also hear from Mary Millard who shares her experience of surviving acute septic shock, and the health challenges she has been dealing with since. Future Curio