Take a look at how portable, long-read nanopore sequencing can be applied to the study of hepatitis B virus.
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Whole-genome sequencing has been used to demonstrate that carbapenem resistance can be transferred among unrelated bacteria species in a healthcare setting.
Researchers have demonstrated that microbial signatures could be used to identify individuals involved in crimes such as burglaries, according to research presented at ASM Microbe.
In line with our focus this month on emerging technologies, we spoke to Eugene Koonin, Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, about metagenomics and how it can be used to understand more about the global virome.
At the recent Microbiology Society Annual Conference (10–12 April, Birmingham, UK) we spoke to Mark Wass about his work on Ebolaviruses in which he’s delved into the molecular determinants of the virus’s pathogenicity.
Research presented at ECCMID outlines the identification and role of novel chromosomal mutations in the development of resistance of Escherichia coli to the broad-spectrum antibiotic fosfomycin.
QIAGEN have announced the European launch of their next-generation platform for syndromic insights, QIAstat-Dx®, with data being presented at ECCMID demonstrating early success.
A new gene identified in P. aeruginosa could act as a prognostic biomarker and treatment target for patients with bloodstream infections.
New research has identified growth-restoring mutations in ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhoea strains, providing insight into this bacteria’s evolution and raising concerns over the spread of this ‘superbug’.
Horizontal gene transfer plagues the control of multi-drug resistant infections, but how exactly are genes transferred and can we stop them? In a recent Cell paper, Rubio-Cosials and colleagues detail the biochemical events leading up to the transfer of transposons carrying antibiotic resistance genes.