The CDC has released an updated report outlining the burden of antimicrobial resistance in the USA and the greatest threats that face this country.
A team including University of Maryland and University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have found that two bacterial strains interact to cause a severe flesh-eating infection, highlighting the need to consider variant strains of a single species when administering antibiotics.
Research published today in Infection and Immunity suggests a novel vaccine for Staphylococcus aureus may be on the horizon, with the candidate protecting 80% of immunized mice.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘Anti-Candida activity of existing antibiotics and their derivatives when used alone or in combination with antifungals’ as we ask the authors about Candida infections, the potential repurposing of antibiotics and the future of this field.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology editorial, entitled ‘The emerging field of endogenous retroviruses: understanding their physiological role and contribution to diseases’ as we ask author Enzo Tramontano (Università degli studi di Cagliari, Italy) about human endogenous retroviruses, whether they could be linked with disease and the future of this field.
In this perspective piece for Future Microbiology the authors argue that there is a lack of innovation to meet the current shortcomings of antibiotic R&D.