Antibiotic resistance

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Friday 30 Jun 17

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Anders Østerby Mønsted
Communications Officer (cover)
DTU Biosustain
Research conducted at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability - DTU Biosustain – at Technical University of Denmark goes worldwide.

Science. Scienze. Ciencia. Videnskab. Since the paper ‘Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes from antibiotic producers to pathogens’ was published in Nature Communications the 7th of June, and afterwards was written as a news article in a less scientific language, it has received huge media attention all across the globe.

The research for the very first time shows that antibiotic resistance genes originate from the same place as the antibiotic compounds, i.e from a group of soil bacteria called Actinobacteria.

According to Altmetric, that collect and collate data to provide information of the online activity related to publications, the article has been published by 15 different news media. This includes Science DailyScience World ReportScicastsLe Scienze (Italian edition of Scientific American)Muy Interesante and Videnskab.dk. Thus, it currently ranks in the top five percent of all research outputs scored by Altmetric, and as number 1,821 out of 159,174 outputs of similar age.

Furthermore, the news story published on DTU Biosustain’s homepage has 900 page views, which is more than twice as much as the story about Prince Joacim’s inauguration of the centre back in November 2016.

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