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Antimicrobial resistance priority for new UK science minister

Antimicrobial resistance priority for new UK science minister | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK is planning a multi-pronged approach to tackle a growing threat of resistance to antibiotic drugs that is expected to see current treatments become useless within the next two decades.

In his first announcement as science minister Greg Clark said that all seven UK research councils will work together on a strategy to address the many and varied issues related to antimicrobial resistance.

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Led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) the cross-council initiative to tackle the rise of Antimicrobial resistance, sees all seven research councils coming together for the first time and will apply to medical researchers, biologists, engineers, vets, economists, social scientists, mathematicians and even designers.

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UK research councils join forces in 'unprecedented move' to tackle rise of antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

UK research councils join forces in 'unprecedented move' to tackle rise of antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

All of the major scientific funding bodies in Britain are to collaborate on a joint research effort to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that threaten to end the era of modern medicine, it was announced today.

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Article regarding the collaboration of the seven research councils to tackle the rise of Antimicrobial resistance.

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