Answering the Call to Arms: Introduction and Overview
Alita A. Miller and Paul F. Miller
from: Emerging Trends in Antibacterial Discovery: Answering the Call to Arms (Edited by: Alita A. Miller and Paul F. Miller). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2011)
A global public health crisis due to antibiotic resistance may be imminent. Several organizations are working to mitigate the lack of new, effective drugs either in development or in the clinic by proposing strategies for re-investment in antibacterial research. Although it is imperative that regulatory issues be resolved and strategic policies be put in place, it is equally important to define the scientific path required to address this crisis. The goal of this textbook, therefore, is to offer new ways of thinking about antibiotics and technical solutions for the resistance problems we face. By summarizing innovative new concepts and approaches from leading experts around the world, we hope to enable the implementation of the re-investment strategies that are so urgently needed read more ...