Drug resistance: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
WHO on Corona Virus: Virus is not yet pandemic
Published: February 5, 2020
The World Health Organization on February 4, 2020 announced that the Corona virus disease has not yet become pandemic. The disease has so far killed 425 people and has infected more than 20,000. Hong Kong recently reported death due to the virus. It is the first country outside China to report death. Highlights Though the ..
Category: International Current Affairs
The researchers at IIT Kanpur develops a novel molecular framework for superbugs
Published: July 27, 2019
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
Published: July 22, 2019
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 ..
Topics: Antibiotic resistance • Antibiotic use in livestock • Antimicrobial resistance • colistin • Cyclic peptides • Drug resistance • Evolutionary biology • Health • Medicine • Pharmaceuticals policy • Veterinary medicine
Indian scientists at CCMB discovers a new enzyme “Murein Endopeptidase” to break bacterial cell wall
Published: April 5, 2019
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 ..
Topics: Antibiotic • Antimicrobial resistance • Bacteria • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology • Drug resistance • Evolutionary biology • Health • Medicine • Pharmaceuticals policy • Veterinary medicine
Published: April 13, 2018
ESKAPE is an acronym standing for bacterial pathogens commonly associated with antimicrobial resistance. ESKAPE is group of pathogens (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species). ESKAPE pathogens are considered the leading cause of nosocomial (hospitalborn) and hospital acquired infections throughout the world. Two, an Indian company, Bangalore-based Bugworks Research, has ..
Topics: Acinetobacter baumannii • Bacterial Diseases • Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery • Drug resistance • ESKAPE • Gram-negative bacteria • Health • Hospital-acquired infection • Medical specialties • Medical terminology • Medicine • Pathogenic bacteria