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
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 occurs when microorganisms — bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa — change in response to drugs and develop immunity to them.
The 80-year-old scientist told the audience that she was aiming at developing eco-friendly antibiotics with less resistance.
The microscopy tool is particularly suited to diagnose conditions in low-resource, disease burdened areas.
Of late, some brands of ITZ have been showing decreased effectiveness against ringworm infection.
New drugs are needed to fight growing resistance to the most effective antimalarial, artemisinin.
Antibiotic abuse can be curbed to a great extent if OTC antibiotics without prescriptions are barred.
There are limited options and strategies available to address the crisis of drug resistance.
The method doesn’t make permanent genome changes, affecting expression of bacterial genes instead
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
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.
WHO's report also found worrying rates of resistance in other bacteria, including common cases of pneumonia and gonorrhea.