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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

Blocking toxin formation – a treatment for Gram-positive pathogens?

Hospital plumbing as a reservoir for resistance – an interview with Amy Mathers

Gut microbiota discovered as the most common origins of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections

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

Blocking toxin formation – a treatment for Gram-positive pathogens?

Could antimicrobial photodynamic therapy be used to treat MRSA infected wounds?

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

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

Highlights of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report

Tuberculosis care: variation and deficits uncovered in urban India

Novel non-antibiotic for tuberculosis successfully tested

Fungal

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

Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness Week Twitter Chat #TalkFungi

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

Aspergillosis

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

Novel antifungal presents opportunities for treating aspergillosis

Understanding molecular causes of antifungal resistance in A. fumigatus

Candidiasis

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

Update on Candida auris – an interview with Ana Litvintseva

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

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

CRISPR–Cas9 gene drive used to collapse malaria-carrying mosquito populations

Drug candidates identified for the prevention of malarial parasite maturation

Genomics in malaria – an interview with Dyann Wirth

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

CRISPR–Cas9 gene drive used to collapse malaria-carrying mosquito populations

Drug candidates identified for the prevention of malarial parasite maturation

Genomics in malaria – an interview with Dyann Wirth

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

CRISPR–Cas9 gene drive used to collapse malaria-carrying mosquito populations

Genomics in malaria – an interview with Dyann Wirth

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

Viral

IDWeek: Could antiretroviral therapy efavirenz increase the risk of neurological conditions in offspring?

IDWeek: Opioid-using youth could miss out on hepatitis C screening and treatment

HIV/AIDS cases in China surge by 14%

Hepatitis

IDWeek: Opioid-using youth could miss out on hepatitis C screening and treatment

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys safe for transplantation

What can MinION sequencing uncover about hepatitis B virus?

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?