New research has discovered a link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, suggesting it aids the immune system.
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In this interview we speak to Vincent Racaniello, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, about his work on polio, picornaviruses and publicizing science through blogs and podcasts.
Graham Hatfull speaks about heading up the SEA-PHAGES project and the role this has played in understanding phage diversity and evolution, in addition to commenting on a recent case where a phage cocktail was used to treat a case of Mycobacterium abscessus.
In a study of healthy infants, researchers discover exposure to C. difficile in infancy may provide natural immunization later in childhood.
A new study has implicated the cytokine interferon gamma as a major contributor of blood–brain barrier breakdown in central nervous system infections.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘Role of two-component regulatory systems in bacterial antibiotic resistance’, as we ask the authors about the mechanisms of two-component regulatory systems and what potential these could hold for drug development.
New research suggests that higher global temperatures could have prompted an adaptation in Candida auris, allowing it to infect warm-blooded mammals.
In this interview we speak to Leah Blondeau about her research into the pathogens that can be passed from companion animals to humans, recently presented in a poster at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Disease.