New research suggests that sepsis may be associated with one in five deaths, double the previous estimate, but overall trends suggest incidence and mortality may be decreasing.
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A novel study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School (MA, USA) has identified how the maternal gut microbiome could protect their newborn children from E. coli infection.
Administering the BCG vaccine intravenously, as opposed to intradermally, could improve the efficacy of the immunization according to new research in macaque models.
A team from the University of California, San Diego have created a new CRISPR editing system that can effectively target antibiotic resistance genes. The system is based on a positive feedback loop and has numerous potential applications, such as treating chronic bacterial infections.
Take a look at the research highlights of 2019 as we count down the top infectious disease stories from A to Z!
In this interview, we speak to Jenn Edwards from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (OH, USA) about her research using the primary human epithelial cell models to examine Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections, the potential for vaccination against gonorrhea and a possible host-targeted therapy for this infection.
Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism utilized by group A streptococcus that allows it to evade detection by the immune system in infected mice, providing insight for the development of effective countermeasures against this pathogen.
Take a look at this month’s industry headlines including results for Takeda’s dengue vaccine, approvals for Merck’s Ebola vaccine and the advent of a siderophore antibiotic – the first of this kind.
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals how the household environment can influence the transmission dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
New research indicates that harnessing RNA sensors could allow human cells to be more attuned to killing tuberculosis, presenting an effective means for controlling the spread of the disease.