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Breakthrough by St Andrews scientists in fight against ‘antibiotics apocalypse’

November 25 2016

Growing resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics is one of the biggest public health threats of modern times with the potential to cause 80,000 deaths in the UK over the next 20 years. But a team of scientists at St Andrews University -  awarded a prestigious prize in London this week - is fighting back. Michael Alexander reports.


Are we heading for an antibiotics apocalypse?

May 13 2016

Ahead of a free public lecture, Dundee University’s Regius Professor of Life Sciences Mike Ferguson tells Michael Alexander how drug resistant bacteria could pose a threat to humanity if left unchecked.