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Study finds that genetics is not the only control factor to control ageing

The study found that about 30 per cent of the genes traditionally associated with ageing set an animal's internal clock while the rest reflect the body's response to bacteria

Published on 25th June 2021
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New study finds that global travellers pick up genes that contribute to microbial resistance

The research confirms that international travellers often return home with an unexpected bounty of new bacterial strains

Published on 7th June 2021
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A study says that obesity protects you against death in severe bacterial infection

The population-based study involved observations, over a nine-month period, of all 2,196 individual adults receiving care for suspected severe bacterial infection at Skaraborg Hospital in Skovde

Published on 25th May 2021
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This hydrogel by Swedish researchers treats wounds and also protects against resistant bacteria

The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem. The World Health Organisation describes antibiotic-resistant bacteria as one of the greatest threats to global health

Published on 11th May 2021
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New research could help scientists better estimate Earth's carbon budget

The researchers studied sulfur-oxidizing bacteria, a group of microbes that use sulfur as an energy source in methane seeps on the ocean floor

Published on 17th April 2021
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Study reveals that microplastics in sewage become 'hubs' for drug-resistant bacteria

According to the study, microplastics allow the formation of a slimy layer on their surface which allows bacteria and antibiotic waste to attach and mingle

Published on 26th March 2021
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Study sheds light on why some people may become seriously ill from meningococcal bacteria

The researchers linked RNA mutations within the bacterium Neisseria meningitides to invasive meningococcal disease, marking the first time a non-coding RNA in a bacterium has been linked to disease 

Published on 8th December 2020
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Genetically engineered T cells could lead to therapies for autoimmune diseases

The immune system fights bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens by utilizing several types of T cells, all of which have receptors that are specific to particular antigens

Published on 4th December 2020
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Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture's bacteria-eating virus tech now available to shrimp farms

According to ICAR-CIBA, bacteriophages and their lytic enzymes are in use for therapy of bacterial infections in human and animals, as bio-control agents for food protection 

Published on 21st September 2020
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IIT Guwahati develops a first-of-its-kind self-check kiosk that can determine individuals with fever, low oxygen levels

The kiosk is a one-stop solution for checking if an individual is running a fever, low blood oxygen levels, therefore, potentially has COVID-19 or any another viral or bacterial infection

Published on 8th September 2020
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This team of bioscientists, engineers, textile jocks come together to mask away COVID-19

 

IShield is a biotech venture that develops anti-bacterial, antiviral products and technologies by integrating anti-microbials onto different delivery mechanisms

Published on 1st September 2020
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IIT Kanpur come up with 'Corona killer Box' that will sanitise products from outside

The ultraviolet rays released from this can kill the bacteria and viruses in objects within minutes. The sensor-based box also has an alarm which can be set for a specified period of time

Published on 27th April 2020
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Study links salt-rich diet to a weaker immune system

The research was conducted on mice that were fed a high-salt diet. Later, they were found to suffer from much more severe bacterial infections

Published on 30th March 2020
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UK charity Medical Detection Dogs trying to train dogs to smell coronavirus

Dogs would be trained in the same way as those already trained to detect diseases like cancer, Parkinson's and bacterial infections

Published on 27th March 2020
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Battling COVID-19: IIT Roorkee students create over 1K bottles of herbal sanitiser to distribute free on campus

The herbal hand sanitiser is made of 80 per cent isopropanol/ethanol and comprises of antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory herbal ingredients

Published on 24th March 2020

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