Research published this week suggests a specific fungus is present in Clostridium difficile infections, potentially presenting a future therapeutic target.
A peek behind the paper – Andrew Brooks on ethnicity-associated microbiomes and personalized therapies
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘How could ethnicity-associated microbiomes contribute to personalized therapies?’, as we ask the authors about the factors that influence the microbiome composition, how these could be manipulated and the future of this field.
Intestinal bacteria, Akkermansia muciniphila, could limit the increase of cardiovascular risk factors according to findings from the first in-human study.
Researchers have shown that plant-foods, not just meats, can contribute to the transmission of antibiotic resistance to the gut microbiome.
Recent research has suggested that swimming in the ocean may alter the skin microbiome composition and lead to increased vulnerability of infection.
The US FDA has issued a safety communication regarding investigational FMT, warning that there is a risk of serious infection caused by the transfer of multidrug-resistant organisms.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘Could targeting neighboring bacterial populations help to combat bacterial vaginosis?’, as we ask the authors about the challenges in treating bacterial vaginosis (BV) and the future of this field.
A new anaerobic organ-on-a-chip model has been demonstrated to support a complex community of gut microbes under low-oxygen conditions. This model of the microbiome could open opportunities for drug testing and development.
ECCMID19: Does staying in a hotel increase the risk of colonization with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae?
Staying in a hotel or private accommodation has been associated with carrying ESBL-producing bacteria in travelers to low- and middle-income countries, according to research presented at ECCMID.
Mode of delivery can alter an infant’s gut microbiota, irrespective of maternal antibiotic exposure, and this in turn could impact respiratory health in the first year of life, according to research presented at ECCMID.