A research team from The Rosalind Franklin Institute, Diamond Light Source, The University of Oxford and Public Health England have engineered nanobodies from llama antibodies that show protective immune effects against SARS-CoV-2.
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Upon investigating links between the risk of malaria in developing countries and the products demanded by consumers worldwide, researchers have estimated that a significant fraction of the malaria risk in deforestation hotspots is driven by the international trade of products.
Researchers have discovered an association between the spread of HIV and quantity of extracellular vesicles from lactobacilli, suggesting a protective mechanism to inhibit the spread of HIV infection.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘The hospital environment and its microbial burden: Challenges and solutions’ as we ask author Ioana Chirca about controlling microbial burdens in the healthcare environment and promising solutions for the future.
What role might the healthcare environment play in infections? And how could this be mitigated? We speak to Stephanie Dancer about the healthcare environment and its role in healthcare-associated infections.
In this Ask The Experts we talk to two experts about issues surrounding healthcare-associated infections and infection prevention and control, including the role of surveillance, the involvement of patients and the importance of behavior change.
A shortened 15 second application time and a simpler three-step method for alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second, six-step technique recommended by the WHO, according to research presented at ECCMID.
Research presented at ECCMID has suggested healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during patient care.
ECCMID19: Could privacy curtains in healthcare facilities be a potential source of drug-resistant bacteria?
Contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms could be a common issue and a source of transmission to patients, according to research presented at ECCMID.