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Dr Freya Harrison wins WH Prize 2021

Dr Freya Harrison, Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick., has won the WH Prize 2021 for her work in translating medieval literature and medical texts to uncover ancient antimicrobial recipes.


Starving Tuberculosis (TB) of sugars may be a new way to fight it

Tuberculosis is a devastating disease that claims over 1.5 million lives each year. The increase in TB cases that are resistant to the current antibiotics means that novel drugs to kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) are urgently needed. Researchers from the University of Warwick have successfully discovered how Mycobacterium tuberculosis uses an essential sugar called trehalose, which provides a platform to design new and improved TB drugs and diagnostic agents.



How bacterial traffic jams lead to antibiotic-resistant, multilayer biofilms

New insight on the physical interactions that take place between swarming bacteria when exposed to antibiotics could lead to novel approaches for treating infections in patients.


Tales of Treatment highlight the benefits of grassroots public engagement for researchers

An approach to public engagement which respects grass-roots and community knowledge has an important role to play in improving our understanding of the relationship between traditional healing and Western-style medicine in low and middle-income countries, and could generate new approaches to tackling antimicrobial resistance, according to a new paper published in Medical Humanities.


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