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0Adaptation to macrophage killing by Talaromyces marneffei

The pathogenicity of T. marneffei depends on the ability of the fungus to survive the killing process and replicate inside the host macrophage cells. This paper summarizes factors relating to the stress responses that contribute to the intracellular survival of T. marneffei

Bacterial

Phage therapy shows promise against multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens

New study estimates TB mortality rates in children under 5

Susceptibility testing and reporting of new antibiotics with a focus on tedizolid: an international working group report

Clostridium Difficile Infection

Are cases of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection on the rise in the United States?

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

E. Coli

Mechanosensing in E. coli – similarities with vertebrates uncovered

Study reveals copper-transporting function of yersiniabactin in bacteria

Could bioelectricity help regulate the innate immune system?

H. Pylori

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

MRSA

DNA sequencing could predict MRSA infection outcome

Did MRSA emerge before the introduction of methicillin?

Assessing antibiotic resistance – an interview with Patrick Harris

Salmonella

A novel antimicrobial approach based on the inhibition of zinc uptake in Salmonella enterica

Infographic: Travel medicine

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

Tuberculosis

New study estimates TB mortality rates in children under 5

Assessing antibiotic resistance – an interview with Patrick Harris

Novel mechanism for cell division identified in mycobacteria

Fungal

Understanding molecular causes of antifungal resistance in A. fumigatus

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

Drug-resistant Candida auris spreading in UK hospitals

Aspergillosis

Understanding molecular causes of antifungal resistance in A. fumigatus

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

Infographic: Fungal infections – the hidden burden

Candidiasis

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

Drug-resistant Candida auris spreading in UK hospitals

Candida auris – an emerging threat?

Coccidioidomycosis

CNS fungal infections

Coccidioidomycosis – an update on current clinical trials

Cryptococcal Meningitis

Infographic: Fungal infections – the hidden burden

CNS fungal infections

Study examines population genomics in Cryptococcus neoformans

Parasitic

Synthesis and in vivo antimalarial activity of novel naphthoquine derivatives with linear/cyclic structure pendants

Microfluidic device could assess hemolytic anemia in malaria

What impact will climate change have on pathogens?

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

Synthesis and in vivo antimalarial activity of novel naphthoquine derivatives with linear/cyclic structure pendants

Microfluidic device could assess hemolytic anemia in malaria

Infographic: Travel medicine

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Does leishmania infection affect the skin microbiome?

Challenges in the diagnosis of Chagas disease – an example of difficulties in strategies against neglected tropical parasitic diseases

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

Protozoan Infections

Synthesis and in vivo antimalarial activity of novel naphthoquine derivatives with linear/cyclic structure pendants

Microfluidic device could assess hemolytic anemia in malaria

First large-scale study uncovers malaria gene function and potential drug targets

Viral

Yellow fever virus: new insights into the immune signalling pathways that control infection

First 3D movie of virus depicts key biological processes in replication

Synthetic polio vaccine developed using plants

Hepatitis

Infographic: Travel medicine

Hepatitis B pre-genome RNA may promote nucleocapsid assembly

Modeling in hepatitis – still a long way to go

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?