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.
Researchers have developed a game theory approach and a machine learning algorithm to accurately identify antibiotic resistance genes in bacteria.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology editorial, entitled ‘The emerging field of endogenous retroviruses: understanding their physiological role and contribution to diseases’ as we ask author Enzo Tramontano (Università degli studi di Cagliari, Italy) about human endogenous retroviruses, whether they could be linked with disease and the future of this field.
New research has suggested that an inherited genetic trait appears to protect some individuals against MRSA infections.
A study has revealed genetic variants associated with differing levels of protective antibodies produced after routine immunizations.
New research has developed a nanoparticle formulation that can knock down a key chlamydia binding protein and simultaneously induce autophagy – showing promise against this infection.
Researchers have compiled the most comprehensive collection of human intestinal bacteria to date, isolating over 100 bacterial species from healthy individuals for the first time.
Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed a novel genetic tool for detecting fast and accurate measures of latent HIV.
Researchers from Newcastle University have reported the presence of antibiotic-resistant genes in one of the most remote, ‘unspoiled’ regions on Earth.