Researchers from the Japanese National Institute of Infectious Disease have identified the American subtype of Zika as the most virulent for each of the contributing characteristics tested, when compared with Pacific and Southeast Asian subtypes.
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In this interview we speak with Sarah Earle from the University of Oxford (UK) about her use of GWAS to understand more about Neisseria meningitidis and its transition from an asymptomatic commensal to an invasive pathogen.
We spoke to Sally Roberts (University of Birmingham, UK) at the recent Microbiology Society Conference (8–11 April, Belfast, UK) about her lab’s models for studying HPV and the virus–host interactions that have been uncovered as a result of this.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘Could targeting neighboring bacterial populations help to combat bacterial vaginosis?’, as we ask the authors about the challenges in treating bacterial vaginosis (BV) and the future of this field.
Early antiretroviral treatment in people with HIV infection could allow the generation of more functional and persistent CD8 T cell responses. The results, which suggest a long-term immune memory, could have implications for HIV vaccine development.
In this interview we speak to Vineet Menachery about his recent talk at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference (8–11 April, Belfast, UK) suggesting that CoV emergence is more complicated than receptor binding alone.
Based on the demonstrated potential of laser-induced vapor nanobubbles to treat bacterial biofilm infections, we provide recommendations for future work in order to further mature this new technology into a promising anti-biofilm approach.
A new anaerobic organ-on-a-chip model has been demonstrated to support a complex community of gut microbes under low-oxygen conditions. This model of the microbiome could open opportunities for drug testing and development.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled: ‘Pathogen-associated acute encephalitis syndrome: therapeutics and management’, as we ask the authors about the challenges facing this field, the use of complementary and alternative medicine and what research needs to be done.
Men and women have different risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research being presented at ECCMID.