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Five projects awarded in NWO-CCC partnership program focusing on beneficial effects of carbohydrates

The five awarded projects will investigate the beneficial effects of carbohydrates on microorganisms in the gastro-intestinal tract. The results are expected to aid in the reduction of antibiotics use in humans and farm animals. A total of 2.5 million Euros is invested in these projects, including contributions of TKI Agri&Food, Avebe, FrieslandCampina and NutritionSciences.

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Ten projects awarded in 5th JPIAMR Joint Call

The results of the 5th JPIAMR 2017 joint call for transnational research projects are presented. Within this funding opportunity over EUR 11.5 million have been awarded to 10 projects. Four of the supported projects have a Dutch coordinator.

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Prof Marc Bonten announces clinical experiments in UMC Utrecht with bacteriophage therapy

In a radio interview on 21st of November, Prof Marc Bonten, medical microbiologist, announced that the University Medical Centre in Utrecht (UMCU) is planning experimental treatments with bacteriophage therapy in lung infections. Prof Bonten expects the first experimental treatments with bacteriophage therapy to start in the first quarter of 2018, under the condition that the...

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World Antibiotics Awareness Week

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week The week of 13 -19 November 2017 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week! The World Antibiotic Awareness Week is an initiative of the WHO to spread awareness on risks and prevention of antibiotic resistance. For this occasion, an expert panel from the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) discusses what the future holds...

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WHO: stop using antibiotics in healthy animals to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance

WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals. The new WHO recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine by reducing their unnecessary use in animals. In some countries, approximately 80% of total consumption...

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Prof. Marc Bonten reacts on use of bacteriophage against AMR

Prof. Marc Bonten, chairman of the focus area Infection & Immunity at UMC Utrecht, and board member of NADP, wrote a blog on the use of bacteriophages to treat infections caused by resistant bacteria.

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