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How much can antibiotic prescription rates be reduced through targeted interventions?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is when bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi become resistant to the drugs used to treat infections. This can occur either naturally, or because people overuse and misuse antimicrobial medicines, such as antibiotics, which can speed up the development of resistance. AMR is... click to read more

  • Kyaw Zay Ya | PhD student at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Mark Lambiris | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Basel
  • Günther Fink | Professor  at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
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Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 11, 2023
How to survive a viral apocalypse: a rabbit’s tale

In 1859, an English settler named Thomas Austin decided to import 24 rabbits from England to Australia so he could hunt on his property. He could have not been more successful, and by 1910, hundreds of millions of rabbits covered the entire continent. Thomas' success,... click to read more

  • Joel M. Alves | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Views 3174
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 27, 2019
Gene edited “superpigs” resist devastating disease

Genome editors are simple tools that allow scientists to make very precise changes to the genome of any organism by cutting the genome at a very precise location. If you imagine the genome as a single, continuous string of information containing the instructions to build... click to read more

  • Christine Burkard | Assistant professor at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
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Reading time 4.5 min
published on Feb 13, 2019