Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Bacteria

Make graveyards safe for the living. They are reservoirs of antibiotic-resistance bacteria

Rapid urbanisation in many developing countries has meant that informal settlements have begun to sprout near cemeteries.

Alarmed over coronavirus, India to make list of viruses, bacteria to develop vaccines

The move is focused on developing technologies that will help India produce vaccines — within four months — in case of virus or bacteria-related outbreaks.

Your body clock affects your immune system. Removing the clock gene helps fight bacteria

We now live with cheap, bright, artificial light, shift-work, sleep-deprivation – all major challenges to the ancient control mechanisms in our bodies.

Researchers prove bacteria can avoid antibiotics by changing shape inside humans

Not only does antibiotic resistance cause an estimated 700,000 deaths a year, but it also makes numerous infections harder to treat.

Superbugs resistant to last-resort drugs infecting the Yamuna, says study

Some of these bacterial communities are resistant to drugs used to treat diseases such as tuberculosis and conjunctivitis.

Now there’s an LED bulb to fight bacteria. Question is, do we really need it

With Crompton pushing its anti-bacterial LED bulb, ThePrint takes a look at the appeal of such products and the impact of a germ-free environment.

Antibiotic resistance is not new – it existed long before people used drugs to kill bacteria

If resistance is already out there, drug development can offer only temporary relief. The challenge then is to avoid its spread.

Germ killing is the new cool with fragrant, eco friendly hand sanitisers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s not a clear winner in the hand sanitiser vs. hand-washing debate.

This worm army is marching across India and destroying everything in its path

The Fall Armyworm, from the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the Americas, was first detected in Karnataka last year. It's already reached Mizoram.

These plastic-eating fungi may be the answer to our garbage epidemic

Last year, a team of scientists from Pakistan and China stumbled upon a species of fungus that colonised the surface of plastic, causing it to chip away.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.