Researchers have reported an acceptable safety and immunogenicity profile of an Ebola vaccine in adults and potentially in children in Africa – indicating that the vaccine produces an immune response and is considered safe.
Ahead of the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance in Berlin the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, spoke about the need to ensure antimicrobial resistance stays on the political agenda, and the role of the individual in achieving this, at Antibiotic Research UK’s annual lecture.
Silver nanoparticles have long been used as potent antibacterial agents. However, toxicity concerns of silver nanoparticles have limited their successful clinical applications. This research reports a simple and cost-effective method for the synthesis of nickel-prussian blue@silver nanocomposites.
In this editorial the authors discuss the current methods for identifying carbapenemase producers and give a future perspective, highlighting the imemdiate action required to tackle the broader problem of antimicrobial resistance.
This report reviews the use of recombinase polymerase amplification for virus detection, showing that the method has favorable fundamental properties supporting its promise for rapid point-of-care detection of enteric viruses.