Globally, shigella is reported to be the third largest cause of diarrheal mortality in the under-fives. We take a look at some of the vaccines that have made it to clinical development and some of the challenges still facing this diarrheal disease.
Louise Corscadden, a second year PhD student, gives us her top ten tips for surviving the first year of a PhD – from getting over the fear public speaking to asking for help.
Recent technological advancements have allowed organoids to become a viable research tool for a wide range of development and disease models. Here, we look at some of the research that’s been done in infectious diseases and delve into what the future of organoids might look like.
Horizontal gene transfer plagues the control of multi-drug resistant infections, but how exactly are genes transferred and can we stop them? In a recent Cell paper, Rubio-Cosials and colleagues detail the biochemical events leading up to the transfer of transposons carrying antibiotic resistance genes.
We look at some of the highlights of our Twitter chat (#TalkTB), where we questioned Madhukar Pai, Nandita Venkatesan and Jacob Creswell about all things tuberculosis – from diagnosis to social stigma.