Antidepressants Promote the Spread of Extracellular Antibiotic Resistance Genes via Transformation

The unavoidable development of antibiotic resistance as a result of the use of antimicrobials is a major concern for human health. It is widely acknowledged that non-lethal antibiotic concentrations have accelerated the development and HGT process of antibiotic resistance. Compared to antibiotics, commonly prescribed non-antibiotic medications like antidepressants are also…

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Second International Workshop on ‘One Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance’ by Chitkara University, Punjab, India

The use of miracle drugs - Antibiotics is not only confined to humans, but also involves the treatment of animal and plant diseases. However, as they say, excess of everything is bad. The misuse of antibiotics has led us to face an alarming situation of Antibiotic Resistance- a situation in which the disease-causing bacteria have…

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Teaching Module on Antibiotic Resistance by Prof. Olga Gershuni at Chitkara University, Punjab, India

The three-day extensive teaching activity was organized by the PREVENT IT team in collaboration with Chitkara School of Health Sciences from 2nd - 4th August, 2022. The event was organized as part of the Erasmus plus funded project - PREVENT IT. One of the objectives of the project is to promote teaching…

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Potentiating Hypoxic Microenvironment for Antibiotic Activation by Photodynamic Therapy to Combat Bacterial Biofilm Infections

Biofilm is complex self-secreted matrix of bacteria composing polysaccharides, extracellular DNAs, and proteins that have adhered to surfaces, to create a biofilm. Biofilms enable the infection to persist, prevent the absorption of antimicrobials, and encourage drug resistance in bacteria, making it challenging to treat bacterial infections. The bacteria are immune…

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