In this interview we speak to Michael Bachman (University of Michigan MI, USA) about his research on the factors involved in Klebsiella colonization and infection, and whether these could be used to stratify high-risk patients in the future.
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New research shows that hydrogen peroxide released by Streptococcus pneumoniae inhibits key components of the innate immune system. This contributes to the successful pathogen colonization of the host and causes pneumonia.
Research published this week suggests a specific fungus is present in Clostridium difficile infections, potentially presenting a future therapeutic target.
New research has discovered a link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, suggesting it aids the immune system.
In this interview we speak to Vincent Racaniello, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, about his work on polio, picornaviruses and publicizing science through blogs and podcasts.
Graham Hatfull speaks about heading up the SEA-PHAGES project and the role this has played in understanding phage diversity and evolution, in addition to commenting on a recent case where a phage cocktail was used to treat a case of Mycobacterium abscessus.
In a study of healthy infants, researchers discover exposure to C. difficile in infancy may provide natural immunization later in childhood.
A new study has implicated the cytokine interferon gamma as a major contributor of blood–brain barrier breakdown in central nervous system infections.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘Role of two-component regulatory systems in bacterial antibiotic resistance’, as we ask the authors about the mechanisms of two-component regulatory systems and what potential these could hold for drug development.