Ep 30: Luisa de Sordi & bacteriophages. The impact of travel on resistance. New ABR viewpoint & other news.
Welcome to another episode of The AMR Studio! Dive in to learn the story of Dr. Luisa De Sordi, a microbiologist working with bacteriophages and gut bacteria to study the relationship between our digestive system, the microbiota and their associated phages. We also go through a brief history of phage therapy and its future ahead! On this occasion, we also bring you a packed news section covering a recent article looking into the impact of travel on the human resistome, and highlighting some other recent news and resources that we are sure you will enjoy. Have a lovely month!
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- Dr. Luisa de Sordi's google scholar page.
- Dr. Luisa de Sordi's recorded talk at the UAC seminar series.
- Dr. Luisa de Sordi's twitter.
- Destination shapes antibiotic resistance gene acquisitions, abundance increases, and diversity changes in Dutch travelers. Article covered in the news section.
- People who travel abroad can unknowingly spread antibiotic resistance. Popular news article in the New Scientist of the article covered in the news.
- Resetting the agenda for antibiotic resistance through a health systems perspective. View point article in The Lancet by the ReAct group.
- Making sense of antibiotic resistance: Communicate for change. Post-conference brief of the workshop organised by our center, ReAct & the Uppsala Monitoring Center at the 2021 Uppsala Halth Summit on antimicrobial resistance & behavioral change. You can also find the compendium with the briefs from all the other workshops here.
- Bennet, Young, Doyle, Ferguson Introduce PASTEUR Act to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance. Press release of the introduction of the PASTEUR act.
- AMR.solutions list of newsletters, with a lot of info of the recent updates on AMR at a global & political level.
- AMR Fireside Chat with investigative journalist Maryn McKenna. Great interview on the ways to talk AMR and tell compelling stories that make a difference.
- Determinants of trends in reported antibiotic use among sick children under five years of age across low-income and middle-income countries in 2005–17: A systematic analysis of user characteristics based on 132 national surveys from 73 countries. Latest article by our PhD student Gbemisola Allwell-Brown.