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This is how drug resistance spreads in urban environment

The study, which evaluated vulnerability and resilience of urban water bodies in Guwahati city, found the presence of viruses and multidrug resistant E.coli in samples collected from the Brahmaputra...................

New molecule promises to address drug resistance

Researchers used bioinformatics approach to design a protein called Omega 76. Experiments showed that it killed the bacterium by breaking down its cell membrane.................

Study by Indian scientists may help address drug resistant pneumococcal diseases

In recent years, Streptococcus pneumoniae has rapidly acquired resistance to several available drugs. This has prompted scientists to look for potential drug targets in the genome of the pathogen...……….

Poor quality of drugs making treatment of ringworm less effective

Doctors from the department of dermatology at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital ((RML) ), New Delhi, have found quality issues in the drug being sold under various brand names for the treatment of ringworm infection..............

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.....

India among top four nations affected severely by antibiotic resistance

The white paper released by Aetna International highlights antibiotics resistance as a serious hazard to public health 7 Lakh deaths per year due to antimicrobial resistance, expected to reach 1 crore per annum by 2050.............

New efficacious vaccine to fight TB on the horizon

The scientists of National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai are working on a vaccine based on fresh approach and aims at preventing TB in adults............

Combination therapy may improve treatment of blood cancer

Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have demonstrated in laboratory cell-based studies that by a new combined approach, resistant cells can be re-sensitized to drugs...........

Clinical trials of antibiotics on children now allowed in India

Drugs Controller General (India) has given approval for conduct of various clinical trials of Antibiotics on children under one year of age........

Indian scientists resurrect World War era drug to fight malaria

The researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru University have found that the acriflavine or ACF used as an anti-parasite drug during last century, is effective against malaria parasite and are, therefore working to make this molecule more effective using nanotechnology.........