Authors: Martha Powell, Future Science Group
Pick of the Posters
- ‘Group B streptococcal (GBS) infections resistant to vancomycin? A new threat’ by P Patel, S Sindhu, D Kannangara and D Pandya from St. Lukes University Health Networks (NJ, USA). This poster presents a case report, one of the first of its kind, where vancomycin failed to treat a group B streptococcus infection in a 47-year-old male. So far there has only been two reported cases of vancomycin resistant GBS in the states. The authors hypothesized that the resistance may have stemmed from previous exposure.
- ‘Targeted inhibition of the herpesvirus fusion using small molecules’ by first author S Gallagher and lead author S A Connolly from the DePaul University (IL, USA). The authors developed a panel of small molecules that target the coil-arm region of the HSV glycoprotein B (a conserved fusion protein across all herpes viruses). The compounds were not cytotoxic and inhibited viral entry when added at a step after virus binding.
Today at our booth
The second day was just as busy, with a fresh set of posters and more delegates discovering our booth! We also attended some great talks, which you can discover more on in our video highlights.
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Best of social media #ASMicrobe
This morning @ #ASMicrobe I’m hearing talks about the feasibility of NGS in clinical practice – could this tool be used routinely at hospitals for everyone’s benefit? Majority of the speakers believes that it can!
— AnaCatarina da Silva (@7ASilva) June 9, 2018
A great trio of talks from Robert Metcalf, Kehinde Eniola and Emmanuel Adukwu on point of use microbiological testing of water and its applications in Nigeria in the Africa Initiative Group meeting at #ASMicrobe
— Iruka Okeke (@iruka_okeke) June 9, 2018
— Keaton Stagaman (@k_stag) June 9, 2018