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0Phages and immunomodulation

This article discusses evidence for phage engagement in regulating immunity, shedding new light on the potential immunoregulatory activities of phages which constitute an abundant part of the microbiome.

Bacterial

Could topical antibiotics have long-term effects on the skin microbiome?

Hybrid phage particles could increase bacterial host range

Phages and immunomodulation

Clostridium Difficile Infection

ECCMID17: DNA fingerprinting suggests food may be a source of C. difficile

Inhibition of MRSA and of Clostridium difficile by durancin 61A: synergy with bacteriocins and antibiotics

New study suggests that vancomycin should be the antibiotic of choice for Clostridium difficile infections

E. Coli

Could bioelectricity help regulate the innate immune system?

ECCMID17: New test could detect colistin resistance in bacteria

Bacteriophages provide promising results against multidrug-resistant E.coli

H. Pylori

Direct detection of Helicobacter pylori in biopsy specimens using a high-throughput multiple genetic detection system

MRSA

Could topical antibiotics have long-term effects on the skin microbiome?

Research suggests novel mechanism of superantigen-induced pathology

ASM Microbe: Study demonstrates a decrease in resistant S. aureus in US hospitals

Salmonella

How can nanosensors detect bacterial contamination before it ever reaches the dinner table?

Host–pathogen interactions: how do pathogens escape the process of autophagy?

WHO publishes list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria most in need of new antibiotics

Tuberculosis

Could vitamin A levels affect tuberculosis risk?

Interleukin-37: a new molecular target for host-directed therapy of tuberculosis

Could targeting bacterial metabolism reduce treatment times for tuberculosis?

Fungal

Small-molecule antifungal compound identified for C. albicans

Study examines population genomics in Cryptococcus neoformans

Fungi – antibiotics of the future?

Aspergillosis

Diagnostics and susceptibility testing in Aspergillus

Candidiasis

Small-molecule antifungal compound identified for C. albicans

From drug developer to antibiotic hunter – an interview with Mark Blaskovich

Loss of immune control in HIV-infected patients: how does mucosal candidiasis occur?

Coccidioidomycosis

Coccidioidomycosis – an update on current clinical trials

Cryptococcal Meningitis

Study examines population genomics in Cryptococcus neoformans

From drug developer to antibiotic hunter – an interview with Mark Blaskovich

New production method could increase the availability of treatment for cryptococcal meningitis

Parasitic

Endoplasmic reticulum stress and unfolded protein response in infection by intracellular parasites

DeWorm3: Demonstrating the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths

The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research – an interview with Sir Roy Anderson

Helminthic Infections

DeWorm3: Demonstrating the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths

The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research – an interview with Sir Roy Anderson

Nodding syndrome: pathology and prevention – an interview with Robert Colebunders

Malaria

Variation in red blood cell receptors may confer malaria resistance

Malaria during pregnancy may alter babies’ risk of later infection

Exploration of thiaheterocyclic hHDAC6 inhibitors as potential antiplasmodial agents

Neglected Tropical Diseases

DeWorm3: Demonstrating the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths

The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research – an interview with Sir Roy Anderson

Molecular modeling and structure–activity relationships for a series of benzimidazole derivatives as cruzain inhibitors

Protozoan Infections

Endoplasmic reticulum stress and unfolded protein response in infection by intracellular parasites

Variation in red blood cell receptors may confer malaria resistance

Clinical development of RTS,S/AS malaria vaccine: a systematic review of clinical Phase I–III trials

Viral

Hepatitis B pre-genome RNA may promote nucleocapsid assembly

Do we need alternative control measures for Zika?

Function of Ebola delta peptide uncovered

Hepatitis

Hepatitis B pre-genome RNA may promote nucleocapsid assembly

Modeling in hepatitis – still a long way to go

IDHTalks from ECCMID17: Researching hepatitis – an interview with William Irving

Herpes

Targeting Epstein–Barr virus in multiple sclerosis – an interview with Michael Pender

Varicella zoster virus tissue tropism – a target in vaccine development

Targeting the human TREX complex to prevent herpesvirus replication: what is new?