Antibiotics announced as focus of £10m Longitude prize
Antibiotic resistance has been selected as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
Six themes were initially identified by organisers of the Longitude Prize; these were then put to a public vote.
The World Health Organization has warned of a "post-antibiotic era" where key drugs no longer work and people die from previously treatable infections.
The outcome of the public vote was announced on the BBC's One Show on Wednesday.
25 Jun 2014
- From the section Science & Environment