The largest population study of hepatitis C in Africa has discovered three new strains of the virus with unknown susceptibility to currently used antiviral treatments.
Whole-genome sequencing of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi reveals new antimicrobial resistant isolates
Scientists exploring the genome of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi have unveiled the alarming presence of antimicrobial resistance genes from isolates of the recent outbreak in Bangladesh; new geographical origins and spread of resistance is implicated.
In this interview we speak to Amy Mathers about her research on the role of hospital plumbing in the evolution and exchange of genes of drug resistance.
Scientists, led by the National University of Singapore and the University of Glasgow, have used the term ‘lateral transduction’ to describe a novel, dangerously-potent mechanism of bacteriophage-induced genetic transduction.
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?
Researchers from Imperial College London have reported their recent success in using ‘gene drive’ technology to block female mosquito reproduction, resulting in the total collapse of caged populations of Anopheles gambiae in as little as 7–11 generations.
Take a look at how portable, long-read nanopore sequencing can be applied to the study of hepatitis B virus.
At the recent Microbiology Society Annual Conference (10–12 April, Birmingham, UK) we spoke to Mark Wass about his work on Ebolaviruses in which he’s delved into the molecular determinants of the virus’s pathogenicity.
Research presented at ECCMID outlines the identification and role of novel chromosomal mutations in the development of resistance of Escherichia coli to the broad-spectrum antibiotic fosfomycin.
QIAGEN have announced the European launch of their next-generation platform for syndromic insights, QIAstat-Dx®, with data being presented at ECCMID demonstrating early success.