In this interview, we speak to Cornelia Lass-Flörl from the Innsbruck Medical University (Austria) who has a special interest in the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and therapy of fungal infections.
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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.
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.
New research investigating the evolutionary origins of MRSA has suggested strains may have emerged long before methicillin was used in clinical practice.
A newly identified genetic variation in the IFITM3 gene has been associated with the severity of influenza in US patients, and could have predictive value to identify high-risk individuals.
In the first large-scale study of malaria gene function researchers identified that the parasite has a high proportion of essential genes, and have identified potential new targets for antimalarial drugs.
In this exclusive opinion piece, the authors discuss how ‘OMICS’ can help to unravel molecular dynamics driving the complex biological process involved in disease transmission.
In our new regular column, author, Julie Kaiser, highlights exciting developments in the field of AMR – this month read more about the origins of AMR genes and the ‘producer hypothesis’.
Chagas disease displays different parasitic stages, phases of disease and consequently special diagnostic needs, leading to underdiagnosis and further spread to non-endemic countries. Find out more in this exclusive piece.