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New weapon against antibiotic resistance
The European Centre for Disease ECDC estimates that 25,000 Europeans die each year due to antibiotic resistance. A multi-million crown project entitled RAPP-ID is now in full swing, its objective is to remedy antibiotic resistance with the design of new drugs. A number of KTH researchers are along for the ride.
Student team competing in Boston
A team of students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the Karolinska Institute (KI), Stockholm University and Beckmans College of Design has just finished their part in iGEM, an international competition in synthetic biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. The team’s competition entry is a solution that increases the efficiency of alternative treatment methods when the use of antibiotics does not help.
Expanding Research in Environmental Drug Residues
New funding will strengthen research at the MistraPharma Centre at KTH into more efficient wastewater treatment processes. Among the Centre’s focus areas is risk assessment studies, aiming to see whether trace amounts of common pharmaceuticals may be causing environmental bacteria to become antibiotic resistant.