Gauri Godbole, from Public Health England, gives us an overview of recent advances and updates in the field of gastrointestinal infections – from the impact of the microbiome to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
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Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have reported that the most common origin of bloodstream infections, during a hospital stay, as a consequence of the patient’s own gut.
Scientists, led by the National University of Singapore and the University of Glasgow, have used the term ‘lateral transduction’ to describe a novel, dangerously-potent mechanism of bacteriophage-induced genetic transduction.
Researchers from Imperial College London have reported their recent success in using ‘gene drive’ technology to block female mosquito reproduction, resulting in the total collapse of caged populations of Anopheles gambiae in as little as 7–11 generations.
A recent study carried out by researchers from the University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich has discovered that the production of broad acting antibodies is dependent on the genome of the virus.
Genomics is increasingly being adopted into both research and clinical settings. Here, we speak to Dyann Wirth about the use of genomics in the field of malaria, from what it can uncover about the parasite to the hurdles that need to be overcome moving towards elimination.
In this interview, we speak to Ana Litvintseva, a Medical Mycologist and Team Lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; GA, USA) about Candida auris, its emergence and the challenges it presents.
Is Zika congenital syndrome, which affected thousands of babies born in Brazil during epidemics, associated with an increased host genetic susceptibility? And could Zika be a strong oncolytic agent against aggressive brain tumors? Find out in this opinion piece.