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CBD oil kills gonorrhoea bacteria, potential for ‘much-needed new class of antibiotics’

Groundbreaking new research has found synthetic cannabidiol can kill bacteria associated with gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease. The research, published in a peer-reviewed journal article in Communications Biology on Wednesday, explores antimicrobial activity of CBD and the potential to advance CBD analogs as a “much-needed new class of antibiotics”. It found the psychoactive component of […]

Qld researchers on how cannabis could be used to fight superbug

Queensland researchers are studying a component of medicinal cannabis for its potential as a new antibiotic, capable of killing superbugs. The big hope for scientists at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience is that synthetic cannabidiol, or CBD, the main non-psychoactive component of cannabis, could be developed into the first new class of […]

Journal article | “The antimicrobial potential of cannabidiol”

An important research project testing the targeted capabilities of our antimicrobial platform, conducted in collaboration with The University of Queensland, has been published in Communications Biology ­– a leading peer-reviewed journal by Nature Research. The research article titled “The antimicrobial potential of cannabidiol” reveals the unique mechanism through which synthetic cannabidiol can kill the bacteria […]

Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance

Oxford University is opening a new research institute dedicated to tackling resistance to antibiotics. The university says this is one of the the biggest rising threats to global health, already causing 1.5 million deaths per year worldwide. The institute will be funded by £100m donated by the Ineos chemical company. Click through to read the […]

UQ media release | Research establishes antibiotic potential for cannabis molecule

Synthetic cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has been shown for the first time to kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease. The research collaboration between The University of Queensland and Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited could lead to the first new class of antibiotics for resistant bacteria in 60 years. The UQ Institute for […]

Superbugs will kill 22,000 Australians annually by 2040; but these stocks are trying to stop that

Superbugs were this week labelled as “the next great health crisis of our time” and there are a few ASX stocks seeking to address it. Superbugs are bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites immune to conventional antibiotics and pharmaceuticals. Yesterday, on the eve of World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week, Monash University has warned superbugs could kill […]

Antibiotic resistance: a matter of time

“Is this just a projection…?”  The narrator of this video asks, as she examines the possibility of a world devoid of effective antibiotics, a most precious resource. Due to “use, misuse, overuse” of antibiotics, a dire future is forecast. It is thought provoking, unnerving – but also deeply motivating to be part of global action […]

Australian Government makes strong commitment to fund the fight against AMR

The Australian Government Department of Health has this week published a summary of funding and strategy measures announced to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the recent 2020-21 Federal Budget. This includes $22.5m to address the priorities identified in Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy – 2020 & Beyond. Key areas, as quoted in this excerpt, include: […]

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) gets U.S. FDA clearance for BTX 1801 development

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (BOT) has completed a pre-investigational new drug meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Infectious Diseases. The meeting assessed the potential of initiating clinical development of the company’s BTX 1801 antimicrobial drug for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) in the U.S. It also enabled the company to receive feedback […]