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14th century fossilized human feces contain antibiotic resistance genes

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 13:51

Researchers have discovered viruses containing genes for antibiotic resistance in a fossilized fecal sample from 14th century Belgium, long before antibiotics were used in medicine.

Antibiotic resistance genes found in 14th century human poop

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 16:14

French scientists have discovered antibiotic resistance genes in fossilised human feces from 14th century, long before antibiotics were used in medicine.

Antibiotic smart bomb that only kills `bad` bacteria

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 15:48

Here comes an antibiotic `smart bomb` that can select specific strains of bacteria, damage their DNA and eliminate the infection.

Waste water treatment facilities make for hardy bacteria

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:07

Waste water treatment facilities can be hotspots for the spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, making them immune to drugs that fight infection.

DoP to provide Rs 472.90-cr revival package to Hind Antibiotic

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 16:32

According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DoP and HAL, a target has been set to make the PSU profitable and introduce new antibiotics in the market in the ongoing fiscal.

Three billion-year-old proteins resurrected

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 16:15

Scientists have resurrected two to three billion-year-old proteins from which the enzymes that armour superbugs against antibiotics have descended.

Venus eyes $100 million from new drug 'Elores' in five years

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 10:56

Venus Remedies on Friday said it is aiming to garner around USD 100 million (over Rs 500 crore) in the next five years from its new drug that is used for combating spread of bacterial resistance.

Novel drugs `disarm not destroy` antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 18:44

A Case Western Reserve University researcher has discovered novel antivirulence drugs that, without killing the bacteria, render Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Streptococcus pyogenes, commonly referred to as strep, harmless by preventing the production of toxins that cause disease.

Antibiotic resistance in China increases: Report

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 21:21

In a worrying trend, a Chinese government study has found that there has been a steady increase of resistance to antibiotic drugs, including 80 percent in some cases, far higher than in many other countries.

Superbug returns to haunt Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 17:08

Once again the superbug scare has come to haunt the national capital.

Genes linked to superbugs’ antibiotic resistance identified

Last Updated: Friday, September 09, 2011, 16:22

An analysis of the genome of a superbug has yielded vital clues that could be key to counteract the bacterium’s resistance to an antibiotic.

New antibiotic effective against resistant bugs

Last Updated: Monday, December 07, 2009, 13:48

A potent new antibiotic has opened up completely new ways of knocking out resistant bugs, says a new study.