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Fighting resistant bacteria with virusesFighting resistant bacteria with viruseshttp://www.nfp72.ch/en/News/Pages/190711-news-nfp72-fighting-resistant-bacteria-with-viruses.aspxResearchers at ETH Zurich modify enzymes from phages - natural enemies of bacteria - and send them specifically into infected tissue.7/10/2019 10:00:00 PMFighting resistant bacteria with viruses
Resistance makes use of sleeping bacteriaResistance makes use of sleeping bacteriahttp://www.nfp72.ch/en/News/Pages/190905-news-nfp72-resistance-makes-use-of-sleeping-bacteria.aspxBacteria can evade antibiotics by going into a kind of deep sleep, then pass on resistance genes even if they are not resistant themselves.9/4/2019 10:00:00 PMResistance makes use of sleeping bacteria
"All depends on patient consent""All depends on patient consent"http://www.nfp72.ch/en/News/Pages/190711-news-nfp72-all-depends-on-patient-consent.aspxSusanne Driessen, president of swissethics, talks about the ethical questions that arise when genetic data on pathogens are linked to patient data.7/10/2019 10:00:00 PM"All depends on patient consent"

The objective of the National Research Programme "Antimicrobial Resistance" (NRP 72) is to contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance as well as decreasing its negative impact on the therapy of infectious diseases.

Since antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are present in human and animal hosts as well as in the environment, NRP is addressing the issue with a one-health approach.

The overall funding for NFP 72 amounts to CHF 20 million for 5 years of research.

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