Antimicrobial resistance: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

India joins the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology has announced the membership of India into Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub. Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobial Resistance is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe. The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance ..

The researchers at IIT Kanpur develops a novel molecular framework for superbugs

The researchers at the IIT Kanpur and the Lucknow-based Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) have designed a novel molecular framework to destroy superbugs, which are becoming increasingly resistant to most known antibiotics. It would help drugs latch on to the germs and prevent them from multiplying. For the study, the scientists used bacteria – Staphylococcus ..

Union Government bans Colistion in animal food industry

In a bid to preserve the drug’s efficacy in humans, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of Colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. The ban has been imposed under provisions of section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act ..

Indian scientists at CCMB discovers a new enzyme “Murein Endopeptidase” to break bacterial cell wall

Scientists at the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) have discovered a new enzyme ‘Murein Endopeptidase’ which helps in breaking cell walls of bacteria. This discovery offers a potential for a new drug delivery route to arrest the anti-bacterial resistance through existing antibiotic drugs. Hence, it opens up fresh ways to target microbes, leading ..

Jaipur declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance

The Jaipur declaration adopted at the 29th meeting of health ministers of 11 South East Asian countries on Antimicrobial Resistance, committing to maintaining the efficaciousness of antibiotics via intellectual use and regulation Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the meeting and 64th session of the WHO committee for south East Asia in Jaipur Through the adoption of ..

Suicide Bomber Bacteria engineered

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 ..

News Today : September 7, 2011

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Researchers: DNA Building Blocks can be built in Space National Aeronautics and Space Administration funded researchers have discovered proof that a few building blocks of DNA, found in meteorites were probably shaped in space This research supports the theory that a kit of ready-made parts created in space and delivered ..