Author Archives: Nicola Fawcett

Superbugs sharing antibiotic ‘bulletproof armor’

  How do superbugs learn to be ‘antibiotic bulletproof’?  Our researchers have recently been working with scientists from the USA to study superbug transmission. Actually, they studied the emergence of lots of different superbugs within one hospital over five years. … Continue reading

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Mykrobe: A laptop program to predict response to antibiotics

Scientists working with Modernising Medical Microbiology have developed a new computer program to help keep antibiotics effective. The program: Mykrobe Predictor , can run on a laptop, and in a few minutes  can analyse bacterial DNA from a patient’s infection and predict … Continue reading

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Day in the life: Luke Anson on extracting bacterial DNA from samples

My name is Luke Anson and I’m a research assistant in the Modernising Medical Microbiology consortium. My job is constantly changing but right now I’m working on new ways to find out how to diagnose and treat blood infections. We’re … Continue reading

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Tuberculosis: MMM is helping the UK lead the world in getting new DNA technologies ready for patient care

Our scientists have led an international team to show we can diagnose patients faster, cheaper and more effectively by analysing the DNA of the bacteria infecting patients. DNA analysis technology has been evolving rapidly over the last 20 years, but … Continue reading

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Welcome to the MMM News Blog!

In November our wonderful project managers arrived and have started smartening things up around here. They wanted us to have somewhere we can keep people updated with all the great things going on in MMM. Our techies have given a couple of … Continue reading

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