InfectedNZ – Twitter Q+A

InfectedNZ – Twitter Q+A

Did you miss our InfectedNZ campaign with Figure.NZ? Don’t worry – we’ve put together a collection of resources and Twitter Q+A to help answer your burning questions. Resources InfectedNZ blogs Science Media Centre – Antimicrobial resistance...
We take antibiotics for granted at our peril

We take antibiotics for granted at our peril

I am an ardent defender of people being free to choose what they do with their own life, even when I would not make the same decision. Partly this is because studying economics gave me an appreciation of how individual decision making is surprisingly effective at...
Cure Kids supporting research

Cure Kids supporting research

At Cure Kids, we are dedicated to raising funds in order for research to be carried out that will best contribute to our vision of a healthy childhood for everyone. As the Research Manager, I am fortunate enough to have a close connection with all the research...
The costs of antimicrobial resistance

The costs of antimicrobial resistance

What might the economic costs of antibiotic/antimicrobial-resistant infections be in New Zealand? The simple answer is – we don’t know. As far as I’m aware, there’s been no New Zealand studies publicly disseminated on this topic. Therefore, we have to look overseas...
On the hunt for bacteriophages

On the hunt for bacteriophages

The crisis of antibiotic resistant superbugs has been creeping up on us for the past 88 years. Alexander Flemming, discoverer of penicillin, the first antibiotic, in that year, said it well when he received is Nobel prize: “It is not difficult to make microbes...