Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger their effectiveness in humans, say Princeton University researchers, including one who is of Indian-origin.
The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of US government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters.
Scientists have revealed that they are making progress towards new antimalarial drugs, after revealing how an antibiotic called emetine blocks the molecular machinery that produces the proteins required for malaria parasite survival.
A day after an environment body said that "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians, Indian Medical Association called for a ban on use of antibiotics for growth promotion and mass disease prevention in poultry.
Researchers have developed a new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalised medicine.
Amid concerns over rampant use of antibiotics and resistance developed towards them, government is set to restrict over-the-counter sale of 91 such new generation drugs through a notification which is likely soon.