Genomics is increasingly being adopted into both research and clinical settings. Here, we speak to Dyann Wirth about the use of genomics in the field of malaria, from what it can uncover about the parasite to the hurdles that need to be overcome moving towards elimination.
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Since Zika broke into the news in 2016, new research has been uncovering more information about this virus – we spoke to Dustin Farr at the recent ASM Microbe meeting where he was presenting a poster on Zika infection in corneal cells.
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have developed a method to study biofilm formation, and how it is affected by drugs, with high efficacy.
Is Zika congenital syndrome, which affected thousands of babies born in Brazil during epidemics, associated with an increased host genetic susceptibility? And could Zika be a strong oncolytic agent against aggressive brain tumors? Find out in this opinion piece.
In line with our July focus around enteric infections, we recently spoke to Christina Faherty and Research Fellow from her lab, Alejandro Llanos-Chea, about the lab’s research on Shigella, Salmonella and E. coli and novel models for these in vitro.
Glenn Tillotson gives us an overview of the 14th Biennial Congress of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas, including updates on the microbiome and new therapies.
Cerebral malaria is the most severe neurological complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. Here, the authors discuss how NRG-1 could attenuate brain injury and mortality.
Guy Thwaites, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit/Wellcome Program in Vietnam, speaks on neurotuberculosis and the challenges it faces in terms of treatment, HIV co-infection and the political will necessary for change.
In this interview, take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology paper on the role of transition metal control in E. coli virulence with author, Jeffrey Henderson.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology article entitled ‘Latent vs productive infections: The alpha herpesvirus switch’ as we ask authors Lynn Enquist, Orkide Koyuncu and Margaret MacGibeny about latency, reactivation and the best models.