Graham Hatfull speaks about heading up the SEA-PHAGES project and the role this has played in understanding phage diversity and evolution, in addition to commenting on a recent case where a phage cocktail was used to treat a case of Mycobacterium abscessus.
A study of four Ebola therapeutics demonstrated that two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, leading to the trial being halted early.
Could board games be used as an educational tool to help teach and raise awareness around some of the major challenges in infectious diseases? In this interview we speak to Salam Abbara about the game she has helped develop, which aims to help medical students learn and understand antibiotic prescribing.
In this interview we speak to Daniella Lefteri about her research on modulating arbovirus infection by targeting mosquito saliva, and what avenues this could present for new antiviral treatments.
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.
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.
The ASPECT-NP study, rationale, results and repercussions – an interview with Igancio Martin-Loeches and Marin Kollef
ECCMID 2019 saw the first presentation of the results from ASPECT-NP, a randomized, multi-center Phase III trial evaluating Merck’s ZERBAXA® (ceftolozane–tazobactam) for the treatment of patients with ventilated nosocomial pneumonia. In light of this we spoke to investigators Marin Kollef and Ignacio Martin-Loeches about the rationale behind this trial, its design and the key findings.
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.
Based on the demonstrated potential of laser-induced vapor nanobubbles to treat bacterial biofilm infections, we provide recommendations for future work in order to further mature this new technology into a promising anti-biofilm approach.