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Laxminarayan elected AAAS Fellow for studying, cautioning against antibiotic resistance

November 24, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Ramanan Laxminarayan, senior research scholar in the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), was among six Princeton University researchers to be named 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their scientifically or socially…

Connected virtually, working globally: PEI engaged more than 100 undergraduates in virtual environmental internships for summer 2020

September 9, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton senior Ben Alessio had planned to spend his summer internship with the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) in the laboratory of Professor Howard Stone conducting experiments related to diffusiophoresis, an important process by which particles are transported through water. But…

Antibiotic resistance in food animals nearly tripled since 2000

October 9, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that has nearly tripled the occurrence of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria easily transmitted from animals to humans, according to a…

Government subsidies could be key to containing hospital-born infections

April 3, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Health care-associated infections — illnesses that people contract while being treated in a hospital or other health care facility — sicken millions of people each year and cost billions of dollars in additional treatment. While there has been some improvement…

As the world runs out of cures, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, contributing to drug resistance

As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance

March 26, 2018

Despite the threat of a global health crisis in antibiotic resistance, worldwide use of antibiotics soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015.


300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports

October 31, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

Ramanan Laxminarayan quoted in the New York Times discussing the impact of air pollution on children in India and China.

United Nations to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

August 31, 2016 ・ Melissa Policicchio for the Princeton Environmental Institute

PEI interviews PEI senior research scholar Ramanan Laxminarayan about antimicrobial resistance.

UN High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobials—What Do We Need?

July 18, 2016 ・ Ramanan Laxminarayan

Laxminarayan comments that sustainable access to effective antimicrobials is a prerequisite for achieving several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

July 15, 2015 ・ Holly Welles

Ramanan Laxminarayan explains why our antibiotics no longer work as well as they used to and discusses what we can do about it.