In October 2019 researchers from Brazil identified a new parasite, which presented with similar symptoms to visceral leishmaniasis. To discover more about this novel parasite and other parasitic diseases in Brazil, we interviewed Sandra Maruyama from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar; São Paulo, Brazil) about her research and the future of this field.
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Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology article, entitled ‘New insights of CRISPR technology in pathogenic fungi’, as we ask author Elvira Román (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) about the advances CRISPR technology has already brought to this field and the potential it could hold in the future.
Chinese authorities have confirmed that the virus can be passed from person-to-person, as a fourth person is reported to have died from this infection.
In this interview, we speak to Jenn Edwards from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (OH, USA) about her research using the primary human epithelial cell models to examine Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections, the potential for vaccination against gonorrhea and a possible host-targeted therapy for this infection.
Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism utilized by group A streptococcus that allows it to evade detection by the immune system in infected mice, providing insight for the development of effective countermeasures against this pathogen.
The placenta provides essential nourishment and protection to a developing fetus, but new research has suggested that a common cold virus may be able to cross this barrier.
New research indicates that harnessing RNA sensors could allow human cells to be more attuned to killing tuberculosis, presenting an effective means for controlling the spread of the disease.
A team including University of Maryland and University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have found that two bacterial strains interact to cause a severe flesh-eating infection, highlighting the need to consider variant strains of a single species when administering antibiotics.
In this opinion piece we take a look at the interaction of bacteria, phages and the human immune system. asking how these three components each play a role in phage therapy?