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’.
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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.
A team from Tel Aviv University have developed hybrid bacteriophage particles that may allow DNA transduction to new bacteria, expanding the range of currently used phages.
Researchers have discovered sequence-specific interactions between hepatitis B proteins and pre-genome RNA that may play a crucial role in nucleocapsid assembly. This could be targeted in future drug development.
A novel platform has demonstrated an ability to simultaneously detect multiple pathogens in human blood samples, potentially leading to the development of multiple-assay devices for clinical use.
Researchers have examined the complex interaction between environmental pressures and human virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans, demonstrating some variants associated with clinical isolates.
A new assay has been developed for the faster, cheaper and less labour-intensive detection of replicating latent HIV in infected individuals.
Researchers have discovered a variation in the human red blood cell receptor glycophorin that appears to reduce the risk of severe malaria by 40%.
In this preliminary communication, the authors selected and characterized aptamers targeting the 5′-UTR from dengue virus, a sequence with important regulatory elements for its life cycle, with applications as potential antiviral and diagnostic tools.