drug resistance

‘Bacterial rope, DNA chips to shape Indian biotech scene’


September 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS)Material like bacterial rope and DNA chips will shape up the 2050 scene as the Indian biotechnology sector leapfrogs into the future, eminent scientist Pushpa M. Bhargava ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New strategies reducing malaria deaths in Odisha (April 25 is World Malaria Day)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's health ministry is pinning its hopes on new strategies to bring down malaria deaths in Odisha's tribal and urban populations."In the last two years, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

WHO seeks more funds to control malaria


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Drug resistance, financial constraints and inadequate public awareness threaten to reverse the gains achieved in malaria control in the past decade, the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Government to rope in chemists to fight TB (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)


March 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Concerned about the irrational use of drugs to treat tuberculosis by private practitioners, the government now plans to rope in chemists and bring prescriptions ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Urgent measures needed to control drug resistant TB’


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Members from civil society Friday called for urgent measures to act on regulation of tuberculosis (TB) drugs in the private market and growing number of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

TB causing half million annual deaths in South-East Asia: WHO


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Tuberculosis accounts for nearly half million deaths every year in the South-East Asian region even as the number of people suffering from the it has ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cancer drug successfully purges hidden HIV virus


March 9th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Researchers have flushed HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to target lymphoma, a cancer affecting immune cells, potentially opening the way to an AIDS ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

First vaccine against kala azar ready for trial


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The first ever vaccine to prevent kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the world's second largest parasitic killer after malaria, is entering dual clinical trials in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Need research on diseases affecting South Asia: Azad


February 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) South Asian countries should together work for research on diseases affecting them and which are responsible for a high mortality rate, India's Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Time to scale up work on TB control’


January 24th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Even as the health ministry continues to be in a denial mode over cases of totally-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) surfacing in Mumbai, a non-governmental organisation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Faster body metabolism renders TB drugs ineffective


January 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis (TB) which becomes resistent to multi-drugs is not caused by irregular doses, as is widely believed, but by speedy drug metabolism, according to a US ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mushroom compound boosts cancer drug


October 12th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A compound from a wild, poisonous mushroom growing in the southwestern China's forests, imparts greater punch to a cancer-busting drug, new research shows.The compound, verticillin A, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Antibiotics panel’s recommendations yet to be followed


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) An expert panel's recommendations that will lay down the national policy on antibiotics are yet to be notified by the health ministry, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Southeast Asian countries to combat drug resistance: WHO


September 6th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries Tuesday adopted the Jaipur Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance committing to preserving the efficacy of antibiotics through rational use and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Body chemical may help critically ill to improve


August 4th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 4 (IANS) The presence of a natural chemical in the body, procalcitonin (PCT), may be an effective way to improve the results of critically ill patients, a latest ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Motor protein that blocks ovarian tumor growth found


April 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have discovered that a motor regulatory protein could block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes that aid antimalarial drug resistance identified


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Using a pair of powerful genome-search techniques, researchers have identified several genes that may be implicated in the malaria parasite's notorious ability to rapidly evade drug treatments.Further ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biophysicist attempts to block protein to prevent breast, prostate cancer


April 20th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): An Ohio State biophysicist has targeted a protein molecule Interleukin-6 (IL-6) to halt breast and prostate cancer.Chenglong Li, used a supercomputer to search thousands of molecular combinations for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi government to supply free chlorine tablets (Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to offer free chlorine tablets but disputed claims that drug resistance in bacteria causing cholera and other diseases had risen ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘No increase in drug resistance in cholera bacteria’


April 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday said that there had been no evidence of increase in drug resistance in cholera and other diarrhoea causing bacteria and these ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

WHO calls for dealing with multi-drug resistant microbes


April 7th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the World Health Day is being observed Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for attention towards growing drug resistance in microbes due to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New ‘nanodrug’ can attack breast cancer cells from the inside out


March 30th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have developed a new nanodrug that breaks down barriers to attack breast cancer cells from the inside out.Unlike other drugs that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cancer ‘roadmap’ could help fight resistance to targeted drug therapies


March 26th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists at UCLA have developed a "roadmap" of the complex signalling processes involved in cancer that could lead to new methods for diagnosing and overcoming drug resistance to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thieving bugs more drug resistant


March 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Bugs that steal genes from others tend to become more drug resistant than some of their peers.This ability to 'steal' snippets of DNA from other species ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bacteria more likely to adopt ‘loner’ genes than well-connected ones


March 17th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have finally found why bacteria are more likely to steal some genes than others after a study of more than three dozen bacteria species- including the microbes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel method might help block for tumour growth


March 15th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Combining two experimental anticancer peptide agents might simultaneously block formation of new tumour blood vessels while also inhibiting the growth of tumour cells, suggests a new study.This early ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New findings on drug tolerance could help cure TB faster


March 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Current tuberculosis (TB) treatment requires a complex, long-term curative regimen of at least six months but that might change, thanks to a new study.New findings on how TB ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New device to detect lung pathogens causing pneumonia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new sampling device that could prevent thousands of people worldwide from dying of pneumonia each year.The new device ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian river turned into ‘hotspot for dumped drugs’


February 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An Indian river has turned into a dumping ground for drugs from a waste-water treatment plant in Patancheru, near Hyderabad.The continual discharge of antibiotic-contaminated water has created a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1 in 5 homeless people with TB die within a year of their diagnosis: Toronto study


February 17th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study in Toronto has found that one in five homeless people with tuberculosis die within a year of their diagnosis.And that number remains unchanged over the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Red wine makes cancer drug more potent


February 15th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Resveratrol, a compound which gives red wine its colour, makes breast cancer drug rapamycin more potent.Lab tests found the ingredient can prevent cancer cells from developing resistance to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Red wine compound ‘can give a boost to breast cancer treatment’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that resveratrol - a compound found in red wine - when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plasma therapy may work for patients with severe 2009 H1N1 infection


January 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection is an old medical therapy to treat multiple diseases.The same ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe