In our latest infographic we provide a visual snapshot of the infections and immune processes that have been linked with the microbiome thus far, explaining some of the evidence
In a recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers validated a novel screening approach to identify host-directed compounds that reduce the replication of intracellular pathogens, Julie Kaiser explains.
The end of January saw the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research’s (LCNTDR; UK) annual anniversary event, this year commemorating the sixth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Discover more about the research presented in this report.
Infectious diseases remain a major cause of mortality across the globe, so if pathogens could therefore be harnessed as a weapon, the implications would certainly be severe and far-reaching. Find out more about biothreats and bioterrorism in our explainer.
In a recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers demonstrated that acquired resistance to the polymixin antibiotic, colistin, can be detrimental to bacterial survival, revealing unique evolutionary trade-offs of this new form of resistance.
Want to find out what’s been happening this year? Editor, Martha Powell, highlights the best of 2017’s infectious diseases research in an A–Z.
Researchers have demonstrated that antibiotic-resistance plasmids persist in the absence of antibiotics, provided that the efficiency of plasmid transfer exceeds a critical threshold, highlighting the limitations of ‘resistance-reversal’ strategies.
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2017, the ISNTD is launching the disease report: “Female Genital Schistosomiasis: the most neglected gynaecological disease”, highlighting the linkages with HIV and calling for accelerating advocacy, policy and intervention collaboration.