Category: Drug Resistance

January 14, 2019 0

Threat of resistant HIV

By FM

Global and large-scale use of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is helping reduce relative rates of morbidity and mortality from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

December 13, 2018 0

Three million surgeries and cancer treatments may turn life-threatening

By FM

Public Health England’s (PHE’s) English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR) report published in October highlights how more than 3 million common procedures such as cesarean sections and hip replacements could become life-threatening without antibiotics.

December 13, 2018 0

Tackling emerging pathogens

By FM

In India, the largest therapeutic group — which accounts for 15.7% of the drugs market — are antibiotics. This suggests not only that antibiotics are now available to a larger segment of needed people, but also irrational use, leading to antibiotic resistance in bugs.

July 16, 2018 0

Antibiotics from nematodes

By CH Unnikrishnan

Scientists have created a new class of antibiotics based on a mechanism employed by nematode worms to survive the onslaught of invading microbes.
Besides the unconventional origin, what makes this new antibiotic truly unique is its distinct modality of action, according to the joint team of researchers that discovered and developed the drugs.