Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Current Affairs, GK & News
In March, 2018, the Union Health Ministry has released the National Anti-TB Drug Resistance Survey report. The findings of the report include: India which is home to 2.8 million TB patients, the largest in the world of which over a quarter of patients in India could be resistant to one or more drugs that can ..
Topics: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria • Clinical medicine • Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis • Health • Medicine • Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis • Multiple drug resistance • Totally drug-resistant tuberculosis • Tuberculosis • Tuberculosis in India • XDR
Recently, researchers in the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore engineered a strain of E. Coli that can detect signs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a leading cause of infection that can be fatal to patients with weak immune systems. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a hospital superbug resistant to antibiotics. This specially designed bacteria produces a toxin that is ..
Topics: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria • Antimicrobial resistance • Bacteriology • Biofilm • Branches of biology • Gram-negative bacteria • Microbiology • Multiple drug resistance • Pathogenic bacteria • Pseudomonadales • Pseudomonas • Pseudomonas aeruginosa