New research links clusters of virulence-associated pir genes in malaria parasites with their ability to persist in the body, sustaining transmission once symptoms have subsided.
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Researchers have identified a crucial mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects host cells and mediates disease severity. This could present a future treatment target for both chikungunya and related viruses.
The most common cause of fungal meningitis for people with weak immune systems is Cryptococcus. This study aims to investigate the involvement of the autophagy protein 7 in the physiology and pathogenic potential of Cryptococcus neoformans.
Could probiotics be used to treat Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)? This review discusses ETEC pathogenesis, its modulation by human gastrointestinal cues and novel preventive strategies such as probiotics.
Researchers have discovered that a component of the Staphylococcus aureus cell wall appears to be responsible for elevated virulence in community-associated MRSA infections. This mechanism could present a target for novel anti-infective strategies.