To fight the growing global threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, food labels around the world should include an ‘antibiotic footprint’ section that clearly shows the type and amount of antibiotics used to produce that food, say scientists in a study led by Associate Professor Direk Limmathurotsakul.
The fast spread of mobile phones across low-income countries like India can make it harder for poorer people without phones to access essential health services, new research by Dr Marco Haenssgen suggests. This research is also covered in the Hindustan Times.
Visiting Professor Faith Osier has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver. Professor Osier studies how humans acquire immunity to malaria, translating her research into new, highly effective malaria vaccines.
Interested in science? Looking for a fun night out? Want to know what Pint of Science is all about? Come and join us for a one-night-only special, Casa Azul in Bangkok on the 1st February, where three world-class researchers will delve deep into the world of science. Watch our video.
Dr Jake Dunning, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine (ERGO) and Deputy Programme Director for High Consequence Infectious Diseases, NHS England, is appointed MBE for services to Clinical Research. Dr Dunning led clinical trials during the terrible Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Every year thousands of pilgrims visit religious sites in the mountains of Nepal, many of them unaware of the dangers of climbing to high altitudes. The Himalayan Rescue Association, OUCRU Public Engagement, Dr Buddha Basnyat and Media for Development worked together with the pilgrim community to create a public health film to inform others of the challenges of these journeys.
The Crossing Boundaries III forum on health systems research got off to an exciting start with a good number of guests in attendance. The two-day forum provided useful insights in ongoing research in low and middle income countries. Some of the topics discussed were on were on task shifting, interdisciplinary research methods, antimicrobial resistance, mental health and governance amongst others.
Wellcome is announcing new collaborations with six institutions to find new ways to translate scientific discoveries into real world impact. The partnership with MORU will focus on closing the gap between research and implementing interventions, building capacity and expertise to support early translation to improve the health of people in low-income countries.
Professor Arjen Dondorp and colleagues are inching their way across the fringes of five Southeast Asian countries to test a triple combination therapy of antimalarial drugs. Results from the trial, being conducted in rural corners of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, are due by mid-2018. This trial is also mentioned in the New York Times.
Medical research relies on studies on large numbers of people in order to quantify the effects of diseases, and their treatments. However each patient is an individual. How can personal stories add to this ‘hard’ scientific approach? Join our "science and stories" cafe talks on 23rd Nov, 7th Dec and 11th Jan at The Old Compass Cafe and Bar, in Ho Chi Minh City.