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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

Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late
India

Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late

Experts dealing with anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have feared uncontrollable pathogens — bacteria as well as viruses — much before COVID-19 spread across the globe

Coronavirus Outbreak: Read an excerpt from Superbugs which outlines the difficulties of making antibiotics
Lifestyle

Coronavirus Outbreak: Read an excerpt from Superbugs which outlines the difficulties of making antibiotics

There was no good way to predict who would contract an infection or who would succumb to the illness. We were all at risk because bacteria don’t discriminate — they attack all comers: the young, the old, and everyone in between, writes Dr Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Inhumane, unregulated animal agriculture practices in India extract a heavy toll on us, and the environment
India

Inhumane, unregulated animal agriculture practices in India extract a heavy toll on us, and the environment

The poultry industry has grown unregulated such that it impacts the weakest sections of society: residents near these farms, the environment and the birds themselves.

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

Worrying stats: Almost all websites have serious security vulnerabilities; 2014 superbugs not yet patched
Business

Worrying stats: Almost all websites have serious security vulnerabilities; 2014 superbugs not yet patched

Nearly 10 percent of the servers scanned were found to be vulnerable to high security risks, and 50 percent had a Medium security vulnerability.