Microbiota at the forefront of antibiotic resistance

The largescale and sometimes inappropriate use of antibiotics is making them increasingly ineffective in the treatment of infections, with many bacteria now antibiotic resistant. As a result, by 2050, infectious diseases may become one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Analysis of a major global health problem and its impact on the microbiota.

Created 25 October 2022
Updated 09 November 2022

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Created 25 October 2022
Updated 09 November 2022

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To mark the WHO's annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, The Biocodex Microbiota Institute takes stock.

What is the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week?

Each year, since 2015, the WHO organizes the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), which aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance.

Held on 18-24 November, this campaign encourages the general public, healthcare professionals and decision-makers to use antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics carefully, to prevent the further emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

Antibiotic resistance and resilience of the gut microbiota

Prof. Harry Sokol sheds light on

Resilience of healthy adult gut microbiota following antibiotic exposure

To minimize the impact of antibiotics, gut microorganisms harbour and exchange …

Antibiotic resistance: research advances

Prof. Sørensen sheds light on it

Meet Professor Sørensen, 2022 Biocodex Microbiota Foundation International Grant Winner. His team pioneered an ambitious study on the resistome of 700 children that will facilitate a breakthrough in the understanding of the evolution and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in the early life human gut.

Discover his research project

Antibiotic resistance: focus on the lung microbiota

Antibiotic resistance: the lung microbiota pays a heavy price

Broad-spectrum antibiotics used for treating lung infections are regarded as on…

The latest news on antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a web of several problems

How to monitor antibiotic-resistant genes? How to prevent it? What is the conne…

Antibiotics: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

By destroying the bacteria responsible for infection, antibiotics can also lead…

Antimicrobial resistance: a global threat, an international response

Antimicrobial resistance would become responsible for almost 700,000 annual dea…

Gut dysbiosis in ICU patients: a risk factor for antibiotic resistance

ICU patients are particularly exposed to the risk of gut dysbiosis, which may p…

Antimicrobial resistance genes “stowaway” in gut microbiota during international travel

International travel promotes acquisition of resistance genes

Do antibiotics make gut microbiota less resilient?

As a result, these treatments can leave short- and long-term "scars” with long-…

How can we solve the problem of antibiotic resistance?

Is fecal transplant a solution to prevent antibiotic resistance in immunocompromised patients?

According to a French-Italian study, the efficacy and safety of fecal microbiot…

Phage therapy for multidrug-resistant infections?

These viruses from the intestinal microbiota could eventually be used to provid…

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