Antimicrobial resistance priority for new UK science minister

According to the MRC, the UK alone has spent £275m on researching the issue since 2007 but “no effective solutions have been found”.

The problems extend beyond antibiotic treatments for diseases - antimicrobial resistance affects livestock infected with bacteria. Little is known about how human and animal resistance is related and the initiative will work to identify common characteristics in both humans and in farm and wild animals in order to find new drugs.