Researchers have discovered that some oligosaccharides from human breast milk may possess antimicrobial and anti-biofilm properties against Group B Streptococcus (GBS).
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For the first time, physicists have created a 3D movie that demonstrates a virus preparing to infect a healthy cell via genomic rearrangement – leading to the potential to better treat an array of human diseases caused by viruses.
Researchers have demonstrated that individual E. coli cells can sense the mechanical environment via voltage-induced calcium fluxes, a mechanism similar to that seen in vertebrate’s sensory neurons.
The pathogenicity of T. marneffei depends on the ability of the fungus to survive the killing process and replicate inside the host macrophage cells. This paper summarizes factors relating to the stress responses that contribute to the intracellular survival of T. marneffei
DNA sequencing of MRSA could help identify patients who are most at risk of death from the infection – providing a new treatment strategy towards personalized medicine.
In this IDHTalks podcast we speak to Mahmoud Ghannoum about the importance of fungi, his work in identifying mycobiome and its implications in health and disease.
New research in macaque models has suggested that prior dengue or yellow fever exposure has no significant effects on subsequent Zika infection in vivo, despite demonstrated enhancement in cell culture.
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine examined the role of yersiniabactin (Ybt) in copper import in bacteria. Their findings indicate that bacteria are able to utilize Ybt to obtain copper as a source of nutrition.
In this review the authors discuss evidences suggesting that bacterial zinc homeostasis represents a promising target for new antimicrobial strategies, focusing on the inhibition of zinc uptake in Salmonella enterica.