Long pepper (Piper longum), sometimes called Indian long pepper (pipli), is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae. It is cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The dried fruit of Piper longum is a slender, aromatic plant with creeping jointed stems and perennial woody roots. It is used to make medicine. Indian Long pepper has a taste similar to, but hotter than, that of its close relative Piper nigrum. Continue reading Indian Long Pepper: A Potential Cancer treatment Drug.
Antibiotic Resistance is a term that appears to be like some super terms used in some science fiction movies. But this term is something of which we should be afraid of because antibiotic resistance and spread of drug-resistant pathogens are one of the most serious and dangerous threats to public health in this 21st century. Continue reading What are the different Causes of Antibiotic Resistance?
Several strategies can be used to prevent the emergence of Antibiotic Resistance.
- We can use antibiotics in reasonably high concentrations to destroy susceptible bacteria and most spontaneous mutants, which may arise during the treatment period. Continue reading How can we fight against Antibiotic Resistance?
Bacteria often become resistant using different kinds of mechanisms. One kind of mechanism is never confined to any specific class of antibiotics. Different resistance mechanisms are used in different bacteria to confront the same antibiotics.
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Fifty years ago people believed that the war of humankind against the infectious diseases was virtually over and science had won over infectious diseases such as pneumonia, whooping cough, polio and smallpox with the help of antibiotics, vaccines, and some aggressive public health campaigns.