For the first time a team of researchers have discovered clear signs of enterovirus in acute flaccid myelitis patients, strongly suggesting that the disease is viral.
In 2018 more people received treatment for tuberculosis than ever before, largely due to improvements in detection and diagnosis, according to the latest Global Tuberculosis Report from the WHO.
Researchers have developed nanomeshes as an effective drug-delivery system for antibiotics.
Scientists believe they have uncovered how Plasmodium falciparum jumped hosts 50,000 years ago; from gorillas to humans. The study demonstrates a novel understanding of how pathogens can jump between species.
A team from the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard have designed a Cas13–CRISPR construct, termed CARVER, that can detect and kill viruses inside human cells. The flexible CARVER system could be used as a new tool in research and the clinic.
Rotavirus infection can result in severe-life threatening illness in some individuals, however, new research from a team at Georgia State University (GA, USA), has identified bacteria that could be used to prevent or cure this infection.
Researchers have developed a game theory approach and a machine learning algorithm to accurately identify antibiotic resistance genes in bacteria.
Research presented at IDWeek has discovered that users of the social networking app, Grindr, took more risks and had more partners but were more likely to use, or be open to using, PrEP compared with those who didn’t use the app.
Two analyses supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s US influenza data have demonstrated that immunization reduces the risk of hospitalization in children and death in adults
Research has suggested that prophylactic antibiotics are overprescribed before dental visits, and that taking them could actually increase the likelihood of adverse effects.