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0A peek behind the paper – Enzo Tramontano on the emerging field of endogenous retroviruses

Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology editorial, entitled ‘The emerging field of endogenous retroviruses: understanding their physiological role and contribution to diseases’ as we ask author Enzo Tramontano (Università degli studi di Cagliari, Italy) about human endogenous retroviruses, whether they could be linked with disease and the future of this field.

Bacterial

Highlights of the Global Tuberculosis Report: more people receive treatment than ever before

Microbiome research: overhyped or the great hope?

Could game theory be used to predict antibiotic resistance genes?

Clostridium Difficile Infection

IDWeek: Antibiotics before dental visits are overprescribed and increase the risk of side effects

Transkingdom interactions: elevated levels of fungi observed in Clostridium difficile infection

Is C. difficile forming a new species specialized to hospitals?

E. Coli

Multidrug efflux systems: information on evolution and mechanisms uncovered

E. coli created with world’s first synthetic and redesigned genome

What impact do microbiome metabolites have on EHEC infections?

H. Pylori

Organoids: a new model to study infectious diseases?

Infographic: The microbiome and infectious diseases

Are flies a significant method of bacterial transmission?

MRSA

Genetic variation protective against MRSA infection

ASM Microbe: Cannabidiol found to be active against Gram-positive bacteria

ASM Microbe: Study highlights cell phones as tools for Staphylococcus aureus transmission

Salmonella

Whole-genome sequencing of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi reveals new antimicrobial resistant isolates

Novel models for enteric infections – an interview with the Faherty Lab

Infographic: The burden of foodborne diseases

Tuberculosis

Highlights of the Global Tuberculosis Report: more people receive treatment than ever before

Antacid helps tuberculosis persist in macrophages

US FDA approves Pretomanid tablets for drug-resistant tuberculosis

Fungal

A peek behind the paper – Shujuan Sun on using existing antibiotics as antifungals

Fungal biofilm morphology impacts disease progression

Identifying novel antifungal proteins from ‘killer yeasts’ – an interview with Paul Rowley

Aspergillosis

Fungal biofilm morphology impacts disease progression

#TalkFungi – catch up on the Twitter chat for Fungal Awareness Week

Novel antifungal presents opportunities for treating aspergillosis

Candidiasis

A peek behind the paper – Shujuan Sun on using existing antibiotics as antifungals

Could climate change have contributed to Candida auris emergence?

ASM Microbe: Insights into nosocomial transmission and contamination of Candida auris

Coccidioidomycosis

#TalkFungi – catch up on the Twitter chat for Fungal Awareness Week

Identification of membrane proteome of Paracoccidioides lutzii and its regulation by zinc

CNS fungal infections

Cryptococcal Meningitis

#TalkFungi – catch up on the Twitter chat for Fungal Awareness Week

Cryptococcal meningitis – taking a closer look at treatment

Infographic: Fungal infections – the hidden burden

Parasitic

Have scientists identified how P. falciparum jumped hosts 50,000 years ago?

Can malaria eradication be achieved by 2050?

The Malaria Cell Atlas provides insights into gene clusters and future treatments

Helminthic Infections

Conference report – London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research Anniversary Event

ISNTD – Female Genital Schistosomiasis: The most neglected gynaecological disease

Conference report – British Society for Parasitology Autumn Symposium

Malaria

Have scientists identified how P. falciparum jumped hosts 50,000 years ago?

Can malaria eradication be achieved by 2050?

The Malaria Cell Atlas provides insights into gene clusters and future treatments

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Mice, introduced by maritime trade, play a key role in Toxoplasma gondii distribution

Diagnostics for human schistosomiasis: the way forward

Visceral leishmaniasis reported to be on the rise in Brazil

Protozoan Infections

Have scientists identified how P. falciparum jumped hosts 50,000 years ago?

Can malaria eradication be achieved by 2050?

The Malaria Cell Atlas provides insights into gene clusters and future treatments

Viral

CARVER: CRISPR–Cas13 system kills viruses in human cells

Could a species of gut bacteria be protective against rotavirus infection?

IDWeek: Could dating apps be used to promote PrEP?

Hepatitis

US FDA warns of serious liver injury linked to hepatitis C drugs: September’s industry headlines

BioMalPar XV: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite

Funding received for first Phase III trial of a chikungunya vaccine: June’s industry headlines

Herpes

ASM Microbe: What consequences could lifelong Epstein–Barr virus infection have for the brain?

HR-HPV oral infection rates in England are lower than expected

A peek behind the paper – Lynn Enquist on the lifecycle of alpha herpesvirus