Researchers have discovered that a relatively ancient drug efflux pump from Haemophilus influenzae exports the same antibiotics as its evolved counterpart from Escherichia coli, but was mitigated by a leaky porin channel.
Scientists investigating increased scarlet fever cases have identified that a new dominant linage of Strep A with increased toxin production has emerged.
Researchers have uncovered the mechanism used by predatory bacteria, Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, to initiate prey invasion.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘An update on drug repurposing: Is it useful for tacking antimicrobial resistance?’ as we ask the authors about what challenges and limitations drug repurposing faces, in addition to why this strategy could be a promising alternative to the traditional drug discovery pipeline.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘Tick-borne diseases on the rise: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’, as we ask the author about the increasing prevalence of these diseases and what can be done to prevent them.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘Role of two-component regulatory systems in bacterial antibiotic resistance’, as we ask the authors about the mechanisms of two-component regulatory systems and what potential these could hold for drug development.