New 9.3 crore study to check antibiotic resistance in Ganga

The government has commissioned a project under the National Gang Mission (Namami Gange) to assess the microbial diversity along the entire length of the Ganga. This is to test is the river contain microbes that may promote antibiotic resistance. The project will be undertaken by scientists at the Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology, the National… Continue reading New 9.3 crore study to check antibiotic resistance in Ganga

‘World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste’

According to a research paper, rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times. The research paper was presented at a recent a meeting of environmental toxicologists in Helsinki. According to the paper, at a number of locations, concentrations of the drugs which are used to fight off… Continue reading ‘World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste’