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Cancer causing bacteria strain gains antibiotic resistance, find scientists

A study by the Kasturba Medical College and tertiary care hospital has found that Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that causes stomach cancer, has gained so much resistance to two commonly used antibiotics that the drugs may not be able to provide any relief anymore.....................

Scientists develop curd-based wound healing gel

To address this concern, a team of scientists from IIT-Kharagpur has synthesized a low-cost gel from curd which not only retards the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria but also enhances wound healing......................

Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in river water

The new study, done by researchers from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), has found presence of antibiotic as well as and metal resistant bacteria in river Ganga..............

Antibiotic resistant genes found in Kerala mangrove ecosystem

The genes having resistance to antibiotics have been found both in pristine environmental sites and regions affected by human activities...……...

Even educated unaware about proper use of antibiotics: survey

The survey by NCL, Pune found that more than half of the postgraduates it contacted were not aware that there was a red line on the medicine strips and this indicates that it is a prescription drug and its over-the-counter sale is not allowed..............

New study finds antibiotic resistant gene in fresh food samples

The new findings about the presence of bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of the last resort, in food samples, and insertion of resistant gene in bacteria called Klebsiella pneumoniae were presented on 24th April at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.....

Multinational companies continue to produce unregulated antibiotics in India

The findings from a study highlight serious hurdles for controlling antimicrobial resistance in India, which has among the highest antibiotic consumption rates and sales in the world..............

Indian startups working on rapid tests to checkmate antibiotic resistance

Four research startups with innovative ideas have been selected for research grants to develop such rapid tests.........

“Good to find India well represented in fight against anti-microbial resistance”

Mentioned Mr Daniel Berman, Lead-Longitude Prize, Nesta, UK who besides sharing his views on the Indian bioscience sector also talked about the steps taken by Nesta to help Indian innovators to speed up their R&D to develop affordable diagnostic solutions. Read his detailed insights........

“Inappropriate use of antibiotics drives its resistance”

Mentioned Dr Sumanth Gandra, Resident Scholar and Fellow, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in a recent interaction with the BioVoice News..........