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Antibiotic resistance

New Delhi | Dec 21
ICUs in hospitals a haven for drug-resistant bacteria, finds study

A recent study by researchers at the University of Delhi, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi and the SMiLE Incubator, Sweden have found alarming cases of drug-resistant bacteria in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). 

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Guwahati | Oct 10

Researchers from the IASST, Guwahati, used a combination of cutting-edge nanotechnology, antibiotics and enzymes, to punch holes in the defences of the bacterium Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and kill it.

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Bengaluru | Apr 27

The superbug series: Part 3. The final of a three part series talks about antibiotic resistance showed by disease causing bacteria, its reasons, the problems associated with antibiotic resistance and the severity of the issue in India.

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Bengaluru | Apr 20

The superbug series: Part 2. The second of a three part series talks about antibiotic resistance showed by disease causing bacteria, its reasons, the problems associated with antibiotic resistance and the severity of the issue in India.

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Bengaluru | Apr 13
Infographic : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

The superbug series: Part 1. The first of a three part series talks about antibiotic resistance showed by disease causing bacteria, its reasons, the problems associated with antibiotic resistance and the severity of the issue in India.

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Bengaluru | Apr 6
Photo : Deepesh Nagarajan. Antimicrobial peptides disrupting the E. coli cell membrane (orange). The bacterial chromosome (green) can be seen leaking out.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore use a computational approach to design peptides which are highly effective in killing drug resistant microbes.

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Kerala | Jan 22

The milk you consume might contain antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, point out scientists from Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala, in their recent study. A drug resistant strain of Stphylococcus aureus had been isolated from udders of cows with virulence factor Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL).

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Bathinda | Dec 21
Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Matters

The whole world is struggling with the problem of antibiotic resistance developed by disease causing organisms. The epidemic of Tuberculosis especially plagues countries like India. In their recent research scientists from the Central University, Punjab have identified a new target drug to beat the bacteria’s defense against antibiotics.

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