Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology review, entitled: ‘Comparative host genomics: Has recent human evolution affected our immune defense against hepatitis C virus?’, as we ask the authors about the importance of the IFNL4 gene and the work that’s still to be done in the field.
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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.
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.
Take a look at this month’s industry headlines including an FDA approval for a vaccine protecting against six diseases, positive clinical trial results for bacteraemia and dengue vaccines and new funding for CRSIPR-based antimicrobials.
Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed a novel genetic tool for detecting fast and accurate measures of latent HIV.
Researchers from Newcastle University have reported the presence of antibiotic-resistant genes in one of the most remote, ‘unspoiled’ regions on Earth.
To round up 2018, we asked our Expert panel to choose their top papers from across the year. Here, you can discover the articles they selected and read about and the reasons why!
Researchers have used genome sequencing to identify the source of the Yemen cholera outbreak, suggesting it is likely to have originated from East Africa.
The largest population study of hepatitis C in Africa has discovered three new strains of the virus with unknown susceptibility to currently used antiviral treatments.