Evolving trends of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Arabian Gulf region indicates increasing dominance of community-acquired MRSA lineages, wide clonal diversity and the emergence of rare /pandemic strains.
Scientists have analyzed whole-genome sequence data from a UK public health surveillance study to reveal new understandings of the Salmonella epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
Researchers have revealed that arteriviruses may produce more mRNAs and proteins than previously understood – a finding that could provide insight on how the virus may potentially evolve to infect humans.
In this interview, we speak to Cornelia Lass-Flörl from the Innsbruck Medical University (Austria) who has a special interest in the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and therapy of fungal infections.
This study characterizes 23 nonserotypeable Shigella using whole genome sequencing, discovering this approach for Shigella O-antigen analysis has greater discriminative power than other methods using different bioinformatics pipeline for identification of nonserotypeable Shigella.
New research investigating the evolutionary origins of MRSA has suggested strains may have emerged long before methicillin was used in clinical practice.
In this exclusive opinion piece, the authors discuss how ‘OMICS’ can help to unravel molecular dynamics driving the complex biological process involved in disease transmission.
In our new regular column, author, Julie Kaiser, highlights exciting developments in the field of AMR – this month read more about the origins of AMR genes and the ‘producer hypothesis’.
In this interview with Patrick Harris, from the University of Queensland, we discuss his role in setting up and co-ordinating the MERINO trial, and his research on the use of genomics in clinical microbiology.
Researchers have discovered sequence-specific interactions between hepatitis B proteins and pre-genome RNA that may play a crucial role in nucleocapsid assembly. This could be targeted in future drug development.