Want to discover the best research that’s occurred this year? Editor, Martha Powell, highlights the best of 2018’s infectious diseases research in an A–Z.
Browsing: Emerging Technologies
Researchers from the Center for Infection and Immunity have made a major breakthrough in diagnoses of pathogenic bacteria with their design, the BacCapSeq platform. It’s the first precision medicine platform to allow simultaneous screening for all known bacterial pathogens, as well as markers for antibiotic resistance and virulence.
Researchers from Purdue University have reported that antimicrobial photodynamic therapy using a fluorescent analog of heme, could be an alternative for treating MRSA infections.
Genomics – the study of the structure and function of genetic material in a cell – has caused somewhat of a revolution in microbiology in recent years, but when did the story start?
From antibiotic susceptibility testing to new instruments to screen for antibiotics, 3D printing is contributing to research on antimicrobial resistance.
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have developed a method to study biofilm formation, and how it is affected by drugs, with high efficacy.
In line with our July focus around enteric infections, we recently spoke to Christina Faherty and Research Fellow from her lab, Alejandro Llanos-Chea, about the lab’s research on Shigella, Salmonella and E. coli and novel models for these in vitro.
Take a look at how portable, long-read nanopore sequencing can be applied to the study of hepatitis B virus.
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.
In line with our focus this month on emerging technologies, we spoke to Eugene Koonin, Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, about metagenomics and how it can be used to understand more about the global virome.