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.
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Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have developed a method to study biofilm formation, and how it is affected by drugs, with high efficacy.
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.
A new gene identified in P. aeruginosa could act as a prognostic biomarker and treatment target for patients with bloodstream infections.
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.
In this infographic we take a look at the diagnostics currently in the pipeline for tuberculosis, highlighting the stage of development and intended use.
A proof-of-concept study has demonstrated promise for a new vaccine production platform, which was used to build a prototype synthetic flu vaccine.
This research, published in Future Microbiology, screens host proteins for those that interact with EspF via flow cytometry and high-throughput screening to try and shed light on how EspF affects host cells to induce colitis and even colorectal carcinogenesis.