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Learning about human infections from studies of animal disease transmission

11 Jul 2017

MRC-funded research into how antibiotic resistance can jump from farm animals to humans in 2015 highlighted potential new transmission routes to infections. This work has led to a new approach to re-sensitising resistant bacteria to existing antibiotics as well as new diagnostic technology.

AMR research leads to China banning antibiotic from animal feed

11 Jul 2017

In 2015, MRC-funded scientists identified a new form of a gene in China which affords protective resistance to the last-resort antibiotic, colistin. By working closely with the Chinese government, the team was able to instigate an unprecedented policy change in 2016, designed to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance.