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  • Antibiotikaresistens leder till svåra värdekonflikter

    [17 Oct 2017] Antibiotikaresistens är ett hot mot både sjukvård och världsekonomi. För att kunna möta denna globala utmaning krävs även insikt i hur problemen är kopplade till etik och värderingar. Det menar filosofiprofessor Christian Munthe som tillsammans med andra forskare vid Göteborgs universitet arrangerar en internationell konferens i november om just etik och antibiotikaresistens.

  • New antibiotic resistance genes identified by CARe scientists

    [12 Oct 2017] In the study, large volumes of DNA data was analyzed to identify novel genes that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotic treatment. Laboratory tests showed that the genes could efficiently degrade carbapenems, one of our most powerful class of antibiotics.

  • Workshop on Environmental Dimensions of AMR

    [29 Sep 2017] The Joint Programming Initiative for Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR), together with the Swedish Research Council and CARe held a workshop in Gothenburg this week.

  • Call for Exchange Support (in- and outgoing), 2017

    [11 Sep 2017] In order to establish new collaborations with international partners, CARe is offering financial support to CARe-members.

  • Discovery of novel fluoroquinolone resistance genes

    [5 Sep 2017] By screening metagenomic data sets, CARe scientists have discovered novel fluoroquinolone resistance genes.

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) publish Environmental questionnaire for drug manufacturers

    [31 Aug 2017] The UNDP is a major buyer of medicines, e.g. anti-infectives, for use in low income countries. As large buyers they have the ability to put pressure on pharmaceutical companies to take control over their environmental discharges of, for example, antibiotics. As a step in this direction, they have now published a questionnaire to map out how well the companies manage their waste, including questions on for example measurements of active pharmaceutical ingredients in their effluents. Professor Joakim Larsson from CARe was one of the advisors to UNDP in developing the questionnaire.

  • Carl-Fredrik Flach from CARe gives keynote talk to the Crown Princess and the Minister of Environment

    [28 Aug 2017] Associate professor Carl Fredrik Flach from CARe will give an short keynote talk this afternoon (28/8) at the World Water Week in Stockholm on "The role of the environment in evolution and transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria". The session, organized by SIWI, will be attended both the Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, and the Swedish Minister of Environment , Karolina Skog.

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