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2011-04-07 14:20:00

Scientists said on Thursday that a gene which makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking. The researchers said the NDM 1 gene has spread germs that cause cholera and dysentery, and is circulating freely in other bacteria in the Indian city capital of 14 million people. "The inhabitants of New Delhi are continually being exposed to multidrug-resistant and NDM 1-positive...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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