Pieter van Boheemen explores how antibiotics research is moving out of the lab and into the hands of the public.
The Science Museum has helped inspire a new game about superbugs. Roger Highfield explains more.
At the 2016 Hay Festival, Director of External Affairs Roger Highfield interviewed the President of the Society, Nobelist Venki Ramakrishnan.
Antimicrobial resistance is an issue that we are all facing now. If we do not crack this problem, we risk returning to the pre-antibiotic era, when infectious diseases were responsible for around 40% of all deaths.
Today (10 December 2014) marks exactly 50 years since Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, on 10 December, 1964. Hodgkin won the prestigious prize “for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances”. She was only the third woman to win the prestigious prize – the crowning achievement of a 30 year career spent unravelling the structures of proteins, including insulin. Hodgkin first found fame when she finally solved the structure of […]
Georgie Ariaratnam, Assistant Content Developer, blogs about the rise of antibiotics, the subject of a display in the Museum’s Who Am I? gallery Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest challenges of our time. It affects all of us, so perhaps unsurprisingly, it was declared the winner of the Longitude Prize 2014. At the Science Museum, we decided to examine this topic in more depth with a new exhibit, Your future without antibiotics?, which explores the rise of antibiotic resistance and […]
Selina Hurley, Assistant Curator of Medicine, takes a look at the story behind a new addition to our collections.