Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Bacteria

Swiss researchers may have found a new way to ferry cancer drugs to tumours — ‘magnetic’ bacteria

Scientists from ETH Zurich demonstrate how movements of bacterium Magnetospirillum magneticum can be controlled by magnets from outside body. Findings published in Science Robotics.

Antibiotic resistance is the newest ‘silent killer.’ Move over Covid

An invisible pandemic, antibiotic resistance caused over 5 million deaths in 2019 alone.

Unknown gene factors behind virulence of bacteria causing hospital infections, IIT paper finds

Klebsiella pneumoniae has challenged the medical faculty all over the world with its severity and resistance to antibiotics.

Typhoid bacteria increasingly resistant to key drugs, says Lancet study, flags ‘India risk’

Drug-resistant strains, almost all of them originating in South Asia, have spread to other countries in at least 197 cases since 1990, says study by international team of researchers.

Nature wants you dead every time you breathe a cocktail of pathogens. Yet you don’t fall sick

In 'Infectious', Dr. John S. Tregoning mentions how the human body is cornered on all sides by nature-borne attackers.

We found more than 54,000 viruses in people’s poop — 92% were previously unknown

It’s fair to say the human gut is now the most well-studied microbial ecosystem. Yet more than 70% of gut microbes have yet to be grown in a lab.

Bacteria found on International Space Station named after Indian scientist Seyed Ajmal Khan

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Diphtheria bacteria developing antibiotic resistance, could make vaccine less effective: Study

Study by health ministry experts, along with Cambridge University & other Indian institutes, finds that bacteria samples have shown resistance to some commonly used antibiotics.

Bacteria could help extract minerals from rocks on Mars and Moon, study says

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Japanese scientists discover microbes that survived over 100 million years on sea floor

The samples were recovered off the coast of Australia in a region where there is extremely low amounts of oxygen, energy, and nutrients.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.