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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 ..
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 ..
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