A new mathematical modelling study has estimated the mortality rates of TB in the pediatric population, producing the first ever estimate for infants under 5 years of age.
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Inappropriate use and overuse of antibiotics are among the most important factors in resistance development, and effective antibiotic stewardship measures are needed to optimize outcomes.
Researchers have discovered that some oligosaccharides from human breast milk may possess antimicrobial and anti-biofilm properties against Group B Streptococcus (GBS).
Researchers have demonstrated that individual E. coli cells can sense the mechanical environment via voltage-induced calcium fluxes, a mechanism similar to that seen in vertebrate’s sensory neurons.
This study characterizes 23 nonserotypeable Shigella using whole genome sequencing, discovering this approach for Shigella O-antigen analysis has greater discriminative power than other methods using different bioinformatics pipeline for identification of nonserotypeable Shigella.
DNA sequencing of MRSA could help identify patients who are most at risk of death from the infection – providing a new treatment strategy towards personalized medicine.
Researchers have demonstrated that the efficacy of phage therapy is dependent on synergy with the host’s immune system.
A novel tool has been developed that could help researchers distinguish between bacterial and non-bacterial infection in patients hospitalized with lower respiratory tract infection.
Currently, carbapenems are an antibiotic option against MDR K. pneumoniae worldwide, however, carbapenem resistance is being reported on a large scale. This study investigates the mechanism leading to in vivo carbapenem resistance development in Klebsiella pneumoniae.