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Antibiotics

The Virtuous Side of Viruses

As drug-resistant superbugs spread, researchers are turning to microbes that kill bacteria Credit: Fatinha Ramos This year the world awakened to the fact that the most powerful and sophisticated species on earth is tragically vulnerable to the tiniest and most basic of creatures. Infectious disease specialists have been warning about…
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June 22, 2020
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City importers holding back orders to China after Galwan clash

KOLKATA: City-based importers have started holding back their orders to China after the death of Indian Army personnel in a fierce clash with the People's Liberation Army in Galwan valley of eastern Ladakh. A large range of consumer products from toys to lights and industrial items are imported from China,…
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June 17, 2020
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Coronavirus: Contact-tracing rumours debunked

Image copyright Getty Images There have been false rumours circulating on social media about contact-tracing apps that are being introduced by governments to stop the spread of coronavirus. We've been looking into some of them and other dubious coronavirus claims. The NHS appIn the UK, the NHS contract-tracing app has…
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June 13, 2020
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Vaccination combats antimicrobial resistance

Nature 581, 94–99 (2020)Childhood vaccination can reduce the amount of infections treated with antibiotics and, hence, the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance.Infection with antimicrobial-resistant bacteria poses a worldwide threat, and the greatest morbidity is for those in low- and middle-income countries. Furthermore, it is known that consumption of antibiotics contributes to…
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June 11, 2020
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STUDY: Happiness May Protect Against Deadly Gut Infections…

DALLAS — Positivity isn’t always easily achieved, but a new study provides yet another reason we should all do our best to inject a bit of optimism into our mindsets. Researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center have found evidence that serotonin, the brain chemical responsible for feelings of happiness and…
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June 10, 2020
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Ways to disrupt protein synthesis in Staphylococcus aureus found

It is well known that many strains of Staphylococcus are resistant to antibiotics, and research groups around the world seek new targets in the bacteria to decrease their infectious potential. Head of KFU research group, Leading Research Associate Konstantin Usachev, comments, "The most popular target for antibiotics is the protein…
bubmag
June 9, 2020