Researchers have demonstrated that a specific subclass of antibody is elevated in patients who develop severe secondary dengue; this could lead to better identification of those at risk and possibly improved treatments and vaccines.
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.
Even in the era of antiretroviral treatment, mucosal candidiasis remains one of the most common manifestations in HIV-infected subjects. This editorial discusses the loss of immune control that allows mucosal candidiasis to occur.
In this review the authors look into the potential use of pharmacogenomics in predisposing ribavirin-treated hepatitis C patients to anemia.
Researchers have suggested that we are not doing enough to rectify shortcomings in the global response to disease outbreaks. In addition, they state that more progress must be made for the world to effectively cope with future pandemics.
This study evaluates the direct high-throughput multiple genetic detection system for H. pylori in gastric biopsy samples. Could this method efficiently diagnose and quantify H. pylori burden? And does it have the capacity to screen for virulence, antibiotic resistance and multistrain infections?
In this review the author looks at the progress of vaccine development towards mosquito-borne viral diseases, such as Zika and chikungunya.
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.
In this study the authors delve into fighting antibiotic resistance, aiming to synthesize and evaluate the antimicrobial activity of a new series of quinazolinone azolyl ethanols .