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Antimicrobial resistant bacteria found in newborn children from low- and middle-income countries

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Sepsis is a primary cause of mortality in newborns, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). A new study coordinated by Professor Tim Walsh at the Ineos Oxford Institute for Antimicrobial Research (IOI) and Department of Biology looks at the links between the presence of bacteria resistant to antibiotics isolated from mothers and their newborn babies living across 7 LMICs in Africa and South Asia. They show that antimicrobial resistant bacteria are present in neonates after just a few hours of life, and find examples of transmission of sepsis-causing resistant bacteria within hospitals and from mothers to babies.


Viral role in Alzheimer's Disease discovered

1 week 4 days ago

Researchers from Oxford’s Institute of Population Ageing, Tufts University and the University of Manchester have discovered that common viruses appear to play a role in some cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).


Gaming does not appear harmful to mental health, unless the gamer can't stop - Oxford study

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Societies may tremble when a hot new video game is released, but the hours spent playing popular video games do not appear to be damaging players’ mental health, according to the largest-ever survey of nearly 40,000 gamers and their gaming habits, which was conducted over six weeks by a team from Oxford’s Internet Institute. That does not mean, however, that the research did not throw up some concerns – and, the team argues, much more information is needed before tech regulators, can really rest easy.

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