Using animal models, researchers have discovered that antibodies can be coaxed into proliferating and targeting HIV.
New estimates from the WHO and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reveal that in 2018, more than 140,000 individuals died from measles worldwide, with most deaths seen in the poorest countries and among infants.
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.
The WHO has published 2019’s World Malaria Report, providing an update on global trends and highlighting pregnant women and children as particularly at-risk groups.
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.
The placenta provides essential nourishment and protection to a developing fetus, but new research has suggested that a common cold virus may be able to cross this barrier.
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.
Published in Nature, new research elucidates the mechanism behind malarial resistance to piperaquine and suggests how this knowledge could be used to combat its spread.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘The hospital environment and its microbial burden: Challenges and solutions’ as we ask author Ioana Chirca about controlling microbial burdens in the healthcare environment and promising solutions for the future.