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Biofilm-The Bacterial Curtain Responsible for Antibiotic Resistance

Biofilms are microbial consortiums  that are found in many microorganisms. They are omnipresent and cause several diseases. They develop and multiply on their own and are attached to an inert surface or living tissue for survival. This mechanism is considered to be self-fulfilling and helps in surviving in hostile surroundings and also protects mi

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Plasmid transfer restriction – A new mechanism to reduce antibiotic resistance

All around the world antibiotics are used in order to cure diseases where bacteria are regarded as the root cause. However, a number of international bodies such as the World Health Organization have indicated that antibiotic resistance is increasing all around the world and this is one problem that is only getting worse and that too at a rapid rat

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Unregulated Veterinary Antibiotic Usage Raising the Bar for Antibiotic Resistance

Unregulated use of antibiotics for various reasons is causing antibiotic resistance in living beings as well as other resources. Antibiotic is sometimes used as a medication or as a vaccine for preventing bacterial disease and at other times used as performance enhancers. However, arbitrary use of antibiotics has resulted in resistant microorganism

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Global and political perspective of antimicrobial resistance

The various disciplines that can be called a part of studies on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are basically supposed to look at the issues and the effects that are projected by said molecular phenomenon. These studies try and analyze the effects that it has on societies in general as well as the individuals that live within such societal structure

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Antibiotic Resistance: A Threat to the Modern Infectious World

Antibiotic resistance remains one of the most prominent concerns in the medical world. While antibiotic medicines are traditionally known to be the strongest fighters of bacteria today they are increasingly rendered incapable of doing so – thanks to the changes in bacteria. The bacterial changes thus occurring make it incredibly difficult for the

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What you need to know about Antimicrobial stewardship program?

The antibiotics The invention and emergence of antibiotics have changed the scenario of medical practice in a huge way. Once treated as a lethal infection, these antibiotics became one of the easily available drugs that could treat numerous medical conditions. The medical advances in the recent years have also made it possible for these drugs to b

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Risk of Staphylococcal Infections Reduced by Statins

Statins are widely prescribed for prevention of cardiac diseases. These also reduce the risk of Staphylococcal infections which is spread by Staphylococcal Aureus inside the bloodstream. This is a common disease spread inside a hospital but also sometimes outside the hospital. According to a recent study, researchers have revealed that elderly pati

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Quantum Dots Therapy for Superbug Infection

Superbug infection is causing a lot of trouble in the lives of millions of people suffering and also in the lives of doctors who are unable to provide a permanent cure to such infections. Scientists in the recent times have utilized quantum dots triggered by light to make the fight against powerful bacteria more effective. This is being hailed as t