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Antibiotic resistance

Scientists discover new antibiotic family in soil

The researchers from Rockefeller University in New York used a gene sequencing technique to analyse more than 1,000 soil samples, the BBC reported on Tuesday. 

Feb 14, 2018, 19:28 PM IST

Alternative drugs for mild infections could combat superbugs

Doctors are often quick to prescribe strong antibiotics for mild infections, helping bacteria evolve resistance to even the most potent drugs.

Jan 01, 2018, 18:00 PM IST

Nanoparticles may be solution against antibiotic resistance

The lung is so significantly damaged that patients often die or need to have a lung transplant. Permanent treatment with inhaled antibiotics play a considerable part in this. 
 

Dec 16, 2017, 12:39 PM IST

India now has the technique to reverse antibiotic resistance, thanks to IIT Roorkee

Bacteria that becomes resistant to drug uses a system called efflux pumps that act as tiny motors to flush out the antibiotic from the cells.
 

Nov 10, 2017, 17:54 PM IST

Antibiotic resistance: Can it be reversed?

Findings imply that if chemicals could be developed to inhibit beta-lactamase enzymes, a significant proportion of antibiotic resistance could successfully be reversed.

Oct 23, 2017, 19:04 PM IST

76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

The increasing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a rapidly growing global problem. 

Oct 16, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Global shortage of antibiotics, may impact treatment options: WHO

There are also very few oral antibiotics in the pipeline, yet these are essential formulations for treating infections outside hospitals or in resource-limited settings.

Sep 20, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

Experts raise concern over waste dumping in rivers, say it's giving rise to antibiotic resistance

Overall total antibiotic resistance genes were "30 times more abundant in river sediments from the city compared to upstream sites."

Sep 18, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Delayed prescriptions could help fight antibiotic resistance

 Delayed prescriptions or shorter courses of treatment could be a potential way of fighting antibiotic resistance, suggest two studies led by University of Southampton in Britain.

Aug 17, 2017, 00:16 AM IST

Scientists developing tool to help differentiate between bacterial and viral infections

Researchers identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections.

Jul 29, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Common disinfectant may cause antibiotic resistance: Study

Triclosan has been the cause for some concern which has led to a ban across the EU and US in its use in hygiene products (hand, skin and body washes), researchers said.

Jul 10, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

Antibiotic resistance making gonorrhoea treatment harder: WHO

The global health body said every year, an estimated 35.2 million people were infected by the disease in the WHO's Western Pacific Region and 11.4 million in the South-East Asian Region, which includes India.

Jul 09, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Common household disinfectant increases risk of antibiotic resistance: Study

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in domestic products like toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys etc.

Jul 04, 2017, 22:19 PM IST

WHO's new recommendations on use of antibiotics to counter superbug infections

The WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017 also came out with recommendations on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances.

Jun 07, 2017, 10:23 AM IST

Antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' evolved even before dinosaurs

Antibiotic resistance is a leading public health concern worldwide as it threatens nearly five per cent of patients with infections during their stay in hospitals.

May 13, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

The researchers say their finding could help doctors diagnose drug-resistant sepsis and inform treatment choices.

Apr 23, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

Superbugs: Komodo dragon blood may help overcome antibiotic resistance

Researchers at George Mason University have developed a new way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria while spurring the body's cells to heal cuts faster.

Apr 17, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

Scientists claim this common antibiotic can help prevent, treat PTSD!

PTSD is a term for a broad range of psychological symptoms that can develop after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event.

Apr 05, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

Maple syrup extracts can boost potency of antibiotics: Study

The idea for the project really gelled when Tufenkji learned of the anti-cancer properties of a phenolic maple syrup extract.

Apr 04, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance

This fast and simple fluorescence-based assay is certainly a remarkable approach in the ongoing and urgent fight against the fast spread of antibiotic resistance.

Mar 25, 2017, 09:52 AM IST