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What are antivitamins and how can they help in treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections
Health

What are antivitamins and how can they help in treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Antivitamins K, B9 and B12 drugs are already used for their medical applications — stopping blood clotting, suppressing cancer and microbial growth

COVID-19 pandemic may intensify resistance to antibiotics: Here's what can be done to cope with it
India

COVID-19 pandemic may intensify resistance to antibiotics: Here's what can be done to cope with it

As there is no specific treatment for COVID-19, antibiotics are being used inappropriately to treat symptoms in people confirmed or suspected with COVID-19, increasing the chance of them developing resistant to the antimicrobial treatments

Antimicrobial Resistance Part 1: Why more people are likely to die of infections in 2050
Health

Antimicrobial Resistance Part 1: Why more people are likely to die of infections in 2050

Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms — bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa — change in response to drugs and develop immunity to them.

Nobel laureate Dr Ada Yonath has 'Blue Dream' of increased life expectancy for Indians
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Nobel laureate Dr Ada Yonath has 'Blue Dream' of increased life expectancy for Indians

The 80-year-old scientist told the audience that she was aiming at developing eco-friendly antibiotics with less resistance.

IIT Delhi scientists develop AI-based system to detect malaria, TB, cervical cancer
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IIT Delhi scientists develop AI-based system to detect malaria, TB, cervical cancer

The microscopy tool is particularly suited to diagnose conditions in low-resource, disease burdened areas.

Drug resistance not the only reason for failure to treat ringworm say dermatologists
science

Drug resistance not the only reason for failure to treat ringworm say dermatologists

Of late, some brands of ITZ have been showing decreased effectiveness against ringworm infection.

Researchers explore 500,000 ways to kill malaria parasite, 631 potential vaccines
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Researchers explore 500,000 ways to kill malaria parasite, 631 potential vaccines

New drugs are needed to fight growing resistance to the most effective antimalarial, artemisinin.

Antibiotic resistance: A global threat to healthcare that needs collective action
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Antibiotic resistance: A global threat to healthcare that needs collective action

Antibiotic abuse can be curbed to a great extent if OTC antibiotics without prescriptions are barred.

Two Indian and institutes collaborate on project to combat antibiotic resistance
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Two Indian and institutes collaborate on project to combat antibiotic resistance

There are limited options and strategies available to address the crisis of drug resistance.

Researchers use CRISPR gene editing to disrupt antibiotic-resistance in bacteria
science

Researchers use CRISPR gene editing to disrupt antibiotic-resistance in bacteria

The method doesn’t make permanent genome changes, affecting expression of bacterial genes instead

Superbugs resistant to alcohol can now skirt around sanitisers and disinfectants
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Superbugs resistant to alcohol can now skirt around sanitisers and disinfectants

Bacterial samples from 2009 were found to be more resistant to alcohol than those from before 2004

Fish breeding often involves use of antibiotics, chemicals which harm human health and alter ecosystem
India

Fish breeding often involves use of antibiotics, chemicals which harm human health and alter ecosystem

Antibiotics affect all the flora and fauna around the fish farms and alter the ecosystem. Nobody is safe anymore. First you eat the fish. Then it eats you.

Resistance to antibiotics rising, common infections could soon kill: WHO
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Resistance to antibiotics rising, common infections could soon kill: WHO

WHO's report also found worrying rates of resistance in other bacteria, including common cases of pneumonia and gonorrhea.