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Rotavirus infection can result in severe-life threatening illness in some individuals, however, new research from a team at Georgia State University (GA, USA), has identified bacteria that could be used to prevent or cure this infection.
In this interview we speak to Pinaki Panigrahi about his work using probiotics as a preventative strategy against sepsis in neonates. In addition, he comments on the impact of probiotics for other infections and some of the skepticism surrounding some microbiome research.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology editorial, entitled ‘The emerging field of endogenous retroviruses: understanding their physiological role and contribution to diseases’ as we ask author Enzo Tramontano (Università degli studi di Cagliari, Italy) about human endogenous retroviruses, whether they could be linked with disease and the future of this field.
Researchers have observed a bacterial mechanism that allows bacteria to change form and resist antibiotics, without the transfer of resistance genes.
Researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine have found that hypoxic conditions are linked to a hypoxia-typic morphotype of the pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. This morphotype worsens the diseases progression of invasive aspergillosis in a murine model.
In this interview, Paul Rowley (University of Idaho, ID, USA) speaks about his research identifying novel antifungal proteins from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts and whether these could be translated into the medications of the future.
Researchers have uncovered the mechanism used by predatory bacteria, Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, to initiate prey invasion.
In this interview we speak to Michael Bachman (University of Michigan MI, USA) about his research on the factors involved in Klebsiella colonization and infection, and whether these could be used to stratify high-risk patients in the future.
New research shows that hydrogen peroxide released by Streptococcus pneumoniae inhibits key components of the innate immune system. This contributes to the successful pathogen colonization of the host and causes pneumonia.