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Introduction of new rapid tests essential to reducing unnecessary antibiotic use,...

Cross-sector roundtable event held to mark the launch of landmark new exhibition 'Superbugs: The End of Antibiotics?’ Innovators competing in £8m (₹700 million) Longitude Prize showcase how their diagnostic tests are designed to fight antibiotic resistance in different clinical settings................

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..............

Selenium nanoparticles may act like antibacterial agents

The antibacterial effect of selenium may be due to the fact that at a particular concentration nano-selenium interacts with the bacterial cell surface and penetrates into the cell, thus causing damage.............

How heavy metals are helping spread drug resistance

Researchers have identified exposure to cadmium as a reason for Salmonella becoming resistant to antibiotics and have deciphered how cadmium affects the bacteria.......................

Dr Reddy’s terminates Armis Biopharma’s licence for its antibacterial product

As a result of the termination, the Indian drug maker has regained worldwide rights to DFA-02, and is currently evaluating its options to take the programme forward...………..

C-CAMP’s selection as a ‘CARB-X Accelerator’ to boost AMR R&D projects

As part of this partnership, C-CAMP will provide business, technical and ancillary support to CARB-X funded 'fighting drug resistant bacteria' focused R&D projects as well potential grantees...…….....

Popular antibiotic used in India for infections could be hazardous

The fluoroquinolones class of antibiotics that are commonly used to treat illnesses such as respiratory and urinary tract infections have been red flagged by the USFDA but are still available in hundreds of generic forms in India...…………...

Oxytocin formulations banned from 1st July, only KAPL to manufacture the...

While Oxytocin formulations ban would come into effect from 1st July 2018, only the public sector unit, Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL) has been allowed to manufacture the drug for domestic use only............

New method developed for faster typhoid diagnosis

The new method uses magnetic nanoparticles coupled with antibodies. In tests, it was found that over 65 percent bacteria cells got bound to nanoparticles within 30 minutes...............

Things we must know about antibiotic resistance & its prevention

The appropriate use of antibiotics often called antibiotic stewardship can help preserve the effectiveness of current antibiotics, extend their lifespan and protect the people from antibiotic-resistant infections, writes Dr Ambanna Gowda, Consultant, Internal Medicine and Diabetologist, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore....................