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Primarily transferred via direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of infected people, the Ebola virus receives a significant boost to its infective properties from amyloid fibrils in human semen, according to a new study.
Recent technological advancements have allowed organoids to become a viable research tool for a wide range of development and disease models. Here, we look at some of the research that’s been done in infectious diseases and delve into what the future of organoids might look like.
Research presented at ASM Microbe has revealed that Treg cells may be protecting babies from contracting HIV from their mothers in utero.
Researchers demonstrate for the first time the importance of bacteriophages in the development of multifactorial diseases such as Parkinson’s, a potentially critical factor that has been previously over-looked.
A recent study has revealed the metabolic pathway that bacteria use to survive in bone, which could potentially act as a target for the development of new antimicrobial compounds.
At the recent Microbiology Society Annual Conference (10–12 April, Birmingham, UK) we spoke to Mark Wass about his work on Ebolaviruses in which he’s delved into the molecular determinants of the virus’s pathogenicity.
A high-fiber diet can boost the immune response and increase survival in mice infected with influenza virus, according to new research.
A new study has estimated that up to 30% of parasite burden could be in the liver and bone marrow of infected individuals, a reservoir that has previously gone undetected and unstudied.