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.
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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?
Sepsis, a condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality, has been increasingly associated with the gut microbiome. In this interview…
Researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen and the Maastricht University Medical Center have discovered how commonly used drugs affect the composition and metabolic activity of the gut microbiome, which in turn may increase the risk of certain disorders.
For the first time a team of researchers have discovered clear signs of enterovirus in acute flaccid myelitis patients, strongly suggesting that the disease is viral.