Researchers have discovered a variation in the human red blood cell receptor glycophorin that appears to reduce the risk of severe malaria by 40%.
Recent studies suggest that the risk of a heart attack could be increased 17-fold during the 7 days after a respiratory infection.
In this preliminary communication, the authors selected and characterized aptamers targeting the 5′-UTR from dengue virus, a sequence with important regulatory elements for its life cycle, with applications as potential antiviral and diagnostic tools.
The lack of viable antibiotics has urged researchers to think of new approaches to treat deadly bacterial infections. This editorial discusses the progress so far, and the future applications, of strategies involving predatory bacteria.
Antivirulence agents represent an attractive alternative to antibiotics. Here, the authors discuss the advantages, and the gaps in antivirulence therapy.