Bacteria: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

E.coli bacteria

Escherichia coli (better known as the E. coli bacteria) is a bacterium which is most commonly found in the gut region of most warm-blooded organisms. How do the E.Coli bacteria spread? The E.Coli bacteria is found to spread by the swallowing of contaminated water or contaminated foodlike undercooked ground beef, unpasteurized milk, juice, cider, or ..

Researchers at IIT Guwahati develop portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays

The researchers at IIT Guwahati have developed a low-cost portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays. The hand-held device with bio-compatible sensor can also diagnose time-critical illnesses such as meningitis. The bacterial infection is a common cause of morbidity and mortality across the world. Despite the development of a range of ..

Short Note : Diphtheria

Diphtheria is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium (Corynebacterium diphtheria). The bacterium primarily infects the throat and upper airways to produce a toxin that affects other organs. The disease is usually spread between people by direct contact or through the air. It can spread by contaminated objects. Treatment of Diptheria A vaccine ..

India Develops more Potent Anthrax Vaccine

Indian scientists have developed a new vaccine against anthrax. The new vaccine is claimed to be superior over existing vaccines as it has the ability to generate an immune response to anthrax toxin as well as its spores rather than the toxin alone. How the vaccine works? The current vaccine available in the market works ..

Fatalities due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar

43 children died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur of Bihar. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) refers to a group of clinically similar neurologic manifestation mostly observed in children and young adults. The outbreak is usually reported during monsoons (June-October). AES can be attributed to a wide range of virus, bacteria, ..

Oil-Eating microbes discovered in Mariana Trench

UK researchers have discovered a type of bacteria that has the ability to eat compounds that are similar to those found in oil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the first time that scientists have discovered a concentration of this bacteria in the Mariana Trench. According to the scientists, these microbial deep ..

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 ..

International Conference on Brucellosis 2016

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in collaboration with Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) had organised the 69th meeting of the International Society on Brucellosis and International Conference on Brucellosis, 2016 in New Delhi. Key facts The conference is the result of Department of Biotechnology’s network programme on Brucellosis launched in 2012 to address the disease ..