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0Future Microbiology: best of 2017

Here we review five of your favorite and most-read pieces from Future Microbiology from last year, give you access to the articles and provide an update from the authors on how their work is progressing.

Bacterial

Merck’s ZERBAXA® meets primary endpoint in Phase III bacterial pneumonia study

Novel non-antibiotic for tuberculosis successfully tested

A peek behind the paper – John P. Hays on antibiotic resistance targets for point-of-care diagnostics

Clostridium Difficile Infection

Conference Report – 14th Biennial Congress of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas

Organoids: a new model to study infectious diseases?

Microbiome therapeutics – the pipeline for C. difficile infection

E. Coli

E. coli: A helpful bacterium?

Nanoplasmonics used for monitoring biofilm formation

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

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

ASM Microbe: How do bacteria ‘eat’ bone to sustain invasive infection?

Are shortages of NHS staff promoting the transmission of resistant infections?

First WHO data reveals high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide

Salmonella

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

Infographic: The burden of foodborne diseases

Organoids: a new model to study infectious diseases?

Tuberculosis

Novel non-antibiotic for tuberculosis successfully tested

From TB to leprosy: financial model reveals where pipelines and investments might fall short

New trials a game-changer for latent TB treatment

Fungal

A peek behind the paper –Justin Beardsley on responding to antifungal drug resistance

Future Microbiology: best of 2017

Update on Candida auris – an interview with Ana Litvintseva

Aspergillosis

Novel antifungal presents opportunities for treating aspergillosis

Understanding molecular causes of antifungal resistance in A. fumigatus

From Aspergillus to antifungal resistance – an interview with Cornelia Lass-Flörl

Candidiasis

Update on Candida auris – an interview with Ana Litvintseva

ECCMID18: Multi-use thermometers linked to large UK Candida auris outbreak

Cidara Therapeutics report positive topline results released from STRIVE trial of lead antifungal

Coccidioidomycosis

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

CNS fungal infections

Coccidioidomycosis – an update on current clinical trials

Cryptococcal Meningitis

Cryptococcal meningitis – taking a closer look at treatment

Infographic: Fungal infections – the hidden burden

CNS fungal infections

Parasitic

Drug candidates identified for the prevention of malarial parasite maturation

Genomics in malaria – an interview with Dyann Wirth

Visceral leishmaniasis reported to be on the rise in Brazil

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

Drug candidates identified for the prevention of malarial parasite maturation

Genomics in malaria – an interview with Dyann Wirth

From TB to leprosy: financial model reveals where pipelines and investments might fall short

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Visceral leishmaniasis reported to be on the rise in Brazil

From TB to leprosy: financial model reveals where pipelines and investments might fall short

7-year trial discovers ocular chlamydia infection rebounds after azithromycin cessation

Protozoan Infections

Genomics in malaria – an interview with Dyann Wirth

Cerebral malaria: attenuating brain injury and mortality with neuregulin-1

US FDA approves first drug for P. vivax treatment in over 50 years

Viral

Zika vaccine yields promising results for treating glioblastoma

Zika virus: new techniques reveal potential gene suppression mechanism in macrophages

Broadly neutralizing antibodies: is production influenced by HIV’s genome?

Hepatitis

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys safe for transplantation

What can MinION sequencing uncover about hepatitis B virus?

A peek behind the paper – Geoffrey Dusheiko on the current and future directions of management of hepatitis B

Herpes

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

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

Do viruses play a role in Alzheimer's disease?