Researchers have examined the complex interaction between environmental pressures and human virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans, demonstrating some variants associated with clinical isolates.
Researchers have discovered a variation in the human red blood cell receptor glycophorin that appears to reduce the risk of severe malaria by 40%.
In this preliminary communication, the authors selected and characterized aptamers targeting the 5′-UTR from dengue virus, a sequence with important regulatory elements for its life cycle, with applications as potential antiviral and diagnostic tools.
Genotyping hepatitis C patients with advanced cirrhosis could help predict improvement after treatment, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week®.
Prions are transmissible agents composed of aggregates of misfolded cellular prion protein (PrP) that cause fatal neurodegenerative diseases. Here the authors looks into what genomics can tell us about prion diseases, and gives a perspective on future needs.
CRISPR/Cas9 has been demonstrated to excise HIV-1 DNA from host tissues in vivo according to new research; this marks a major step towards a permanent cure for HIV infection.
Researchers have utilized CRISPR/Cas9 technology on human induced pluripotent stem cells to identify genes involved in fighting off Chlamydia trachomatis infections.
Host gene expression patterns could be utilized to accurately diagnose malaria according to research presented at ECCMID 2017 on World Malaria Day.
New research suggests it may be possible to quickly and accurately diagnose drug-resistant bacteria utilizing equipment already owned by hospitals.
In research presented at ECCMID 2017, scientists have suggested foods should be investigated as potential source of C. difficile.