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  • IIT-Roorke researchers develop nanocomposite to fight antibiotic resistance

    IIT-Roorke researchers develop nanocomposite to fight antibiotic resistance

    Roorkee-Uttarakhand (ISW) - Antibiotic resistance is a major problem in the health sector globally. Many times bacteria form biofilms to resist the action of antibiotics. The bacteria do so by adhering together to form a matrix with the help of polyme...

    4 Dec 2018 1:00 PM GMT
  • Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks

    Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks

    Hyderabad (ISW) - Researchers at the Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Rice Research have developed a new variety of the popular Improved Samba Mahsuri (ISM) rice that can resist bacterial blight disease. Bacterial blight disease, which affects ric...

    16 Jun 2018 5:43 AM GMT
  • Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Aligarh (ISW) - Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has use beyond GM crops in agriculture. A group of Indian scientists have found new str...

    12 Nov 2017 6:11 AM GMT
  • New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes

    New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes

    Washington (ISJ) - The discovery of antibiotics in the early part of the 20th century changed modern medicine. Simple infections that previously killed people became easy to treat. Antibiotics' ability to stave off infections made possible routine sur...

    7 Oct 2017 4:35 PM GMT
  • Fermented ethnic foods in India reveal microbial diversity

    Fermented ethnic foods in India reveal microbial diversity

    Gangtok, Sikkim (ISW) - Fermented foods from jalebi to dosa are common across India. Scientists are now focusing on them as fermented foods are not just a part of food culture but they also harbour microbial diversity. A study of 'starters' ...

    22 Sep 2017 4:56 AM GMT
  • Genes position on chromosome affects mutations, reveals study

    Gene's position on chromosome affects mutations, reveals study

    Genes do not exist in isolation. Like beads on a string, they sit next to each other on long DNA molecules called chromosomes. So far, little has been known about how the position of a gene on a chromosome affects its evolution. A new study by Călin...

    25 July 2017 4:24 PM GMT
  • Raw chicken and sprouted beans in Mumbai unhealthy…?

    Raw chicken and sprouted beans in Mumbai unhealthy…?

    A study in Mumbai has detected antibiotic resistant bacteria in commonly consumed food items like raw chicken and sprouted beans.Scientists have isolated bacteria resistant to antibiotics from food products available in the market. Consumption of...

    20 July 2017 3:42 PM GMT
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