1. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2011 Nov 2;9(12):894-6. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro2693.

Tackling antibiotic resistance.

Bush K, Courvalin P, Dantas G, Davies J, Eisenstein B, Huovinen P, Jacoby GA,
Kishony R, Kreiswirth BN, Kutter E, Lerner SA, Levy S, Lewis K, Lomovskaya O,
Miller JH, Mobashery S, Piddock LJ, Projan S, Thomas CM, Tomasz A, Tulkens PM,
Walsh TR, Watson JD, Witkowski J, Witte W, Wright G, Yeh P, Zgurskaya HI.

Department of Biology, 1001 E. Third Street, Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana 47405, USA.

The development and spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria is a universal
threat to both humans and animals that is generally not preventable but can
nevertheless be controlled, and it must be tackled in the most effective ways
possible. To explore how the problem of antibiotic resistance might best be
addressed, a group of 30 scientists from academia and industry gathered at the
Banbury Conference Centre in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA, from 16 to 18 May
2011. From these discussions there emerged a priority list of steps that need to 
be taken to resolve this global crisis.

PMID: 22048738  [PubMed - in process]