Combining antibiotics with silver nanoparticles may help address drug resistance

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In recent years, scientists have developed a potential alternative in the form of silver nanoparticles. But it appears bacteria are acquiring resistance to silver nanoparticles as well.

Microplastic pollution load on seashore linked with population size of coastal cities : study

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A study of microplastics in three coastal cities in the country has found that population size has a direct impact on the abundance and nature of microplastics on their seashore.

New biomaterial can address microbial infections on medical implants

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New Delhi, May 7 (India Science Wire): Researchers at Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology have identified a new biomaterial to prevent microbial infections on medical implants like urethral catheters. By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan Studies have shown that around 70–80% of hospital acquired infections are due to the use of urethral catheters. It has been found … Read moreNew biomaterial can address microbial infections on medical implants

New mosquito repelling molecule identified 

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New Delhi, April 25 (India Science Wire): Indian researchers have synthesized a new aromatic molecule that promises to help repel and kill adult female of Aedes aegypti mosquito which is carrier of several disease-causing viruses. By Dr. Aditi Jain Mosquito bites that result in diseases such as malaria and dengue are a major concern in … Read moreNew mosquito repelling molecule identified 

New method for controlled-release makes cancer drugs less toxic to healthy tissues

New gel can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the most widely used treatments for cancer. It involves single or combination of drugs that prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing. Most cancer patients who have to undergo chemotherapy treatment worry about the associated adverse side effects caused to healthy cells.