A novel type of wound dressing that combines both hydrogel dressings and chitosan could reduce the risk of bacterial infection in recovering patients.
A novel, bioinspired antimicrobial treatment, consisting of iodo-thiocyanate complexes, has demonstrated promising results as a bactericidal compound, according to new research.
CRISPR/Cas9 has been demonstrated to excise HIV-1 DNA from host tissues in vivo according to new research; this marks a major step towards a permanent cure for HIV infection.
Researchers have utilized CRISPR/Cas9 technology on human induced pluripotent stem cells to identify genes involved in fighting off Chlamydia trachomatis infections.
Host gene expression patterns could be utilized to accurately diagnose malaria according to research presented at ECCMID 2017 on World Malaria Day.
New research suggests it may be possible to quickly and accurately diagnose drug-resistant bacteria utilizing equipment already owned by hospitals.
Research presented at ECCMID 2017 highlighted the potential of intracellular bacterium Wolbachia to control and prevent arboviruses, including Zika and chikungunya.
Components from bacteria-infecting viruses could allow scientists to create hybrid human antibodies that can target carbohydrate molecules found on bacterial cell surfaces.
Research has suggested that bacteriophages derived and manipulated from ExPEC reservoirs are capable of combating infections caused by E.coli ‘superbugs’.