By T V Venkateswaran and Bhavya Khullar
New Delhi: Even as research and development in the field of medicine is bringing in newer services and products, the health sector is also facing a major problem in the form of growing drug resistance.
New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening the ability to treat common infectious diseases and thus resulting in prolonged illness, disability and death.
Governments and the industry are pouring in huge sums of money to solve the problem and scientific institutions and scientists are making all out efforts to find solutions.
India is at the forefront of such efforts. Scientists at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR’s) Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) at Hyderabad have come out with a finding that promises to offer a lasting solution.