In a recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers demonstrated that acquired resistance to the polymixin antibiotic, colistin, can be detrimental to bacterial survival, revealing unique evolutionary trade-offs of this new form of resistance.
Want to find out what’s been happening this year? Editor, Martha Powell, highlights the best of 2017’s infectious diseases research in an A–Z.
Researchers have demonstrated that antibiotic-resistance plasmids persist in the absence of antibiotics, provided that the efficiency of plasmid transfer exceeds a critical threshold, highlighting the limitations of ‘resistance-reversal’ strategies.
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2017, the ISNTD is launching the disease report: “Female Genital Schistosomiasis: the most neglected gynaecological disease”, highlighting the linkages with HIV and calling for accelerating advocacy, policy and intervention collaboration.
To date there have only been a handful of Phase III efficacy trials for HIV vaccine candidates, which have had varied, and in some cases controversial, results. Here we review the history of HIV vaccine efficacy studies and look into the vaccine candidates closest to front-line use.
Continuing our focus on antimicrobial resistance, Editor, Martha Powell, takes a closer look at the steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of drug resistance.
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