The accurate diagnosis of schistosomiasis, in both the mammalian and snail intermediate hosts as well as the environment, is extremely important in proper control and elimination. Despite multiple efforts over last few decades, the search for cheap, sensitive diagnostics for schistosomiasis is ongoing.
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Researchers have investigated a toxin–antitoxin system in tuberculosis as a therapeutic target, providing the first high-resolution details.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review as we ask the authors about quorum quenching and using nanoparticles as antibiotics.
Findings from a study at Portland State University suggest the severity of sepsis development and the subsequent outcome can be worsened through eating a ‘Western’ diet, high in both sugar and fat.
Researchers from the Wistar Institute have engineered a synthetic DNA vaccine able to provide potent immunity against the emerging Mayaro virus in mice models.
New research has developed a nanoparticle formulation that can knock down a key chlamydia binding protein and simultaneously induce autophagy – showing promise against this infection.
Some of the challenges with mass ivermectin administration could be addressed with new drugs or drug combinations with higher effect for the parasite – leading us to ask, what new treatments are currently in the clinical pipeline?
A biomimetic, micromotor vaccine formulation has shown promising results in immunizing against Staphylococcus aureus in mouse models.
Researchers have compiled the most comprehensive collection of human intestinal bacteria to date, isolating over 100 bacterial species from healthy individuals for the first time.