Tag: drug resistance

CSIR lab to develop new TB drug

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: The Institute of Microbial Technology, a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has identified two new molecules against tuberculosis and has joined hands with a private drug company for their further development. Initial studies have shown promise of more effective and safe oral-based treatment regime to

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Indian scientists resurrect World War era drug to fight malaria

Jyoti Singh New Delhi: A neglected and old anti-parasitic drug used during the World War II is emerging as a new weapon in the fight against malaria as malaria parasite becomes resistant to currently available drugs. A group of Indian researchers have resurrected acriflavine or ACF which was used as an anti-parasite drug in the

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New add-on therapy found effective in clearing TB bacteria

Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: Indian scientists have found a new way to improve efficacy of existing TB treatment in patients reporting relapse of the disease after treatment. The new add-on therapy consists of injecting ‘heat-killed’ bacteria of a species called Mycobacterium indicuspranii (MIP) into patients along with standard TB drugs. The approach has been tested

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Cholesterol could help tackle drug resistance

T.V. Venkateswaran and Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: Even as research and development in the field of medicine is bringing in newer services and products, the health sector is also facing a major problem in the form of growing drug resistance. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening the ability to treat common infectious

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