Microbiology

Photo

News • Evolution and host-specific adaptation

Pseudomonas aeruginosa: origins of an epidemic pathogen

How do pathogenic bacteria evolve to become epidemic? To find out, researchers examined DNA data from almost 10,000 samples taken from infected individuals, animals, and environments around the world.

Photo

News • Heteroresistance

Researchers discover new mechanisms behind antibiotic resistance

A new study explores the phenomenon of heteroresistance in bacteria, which is a key driver of antibiotic resistance. Two new discoveries could impact the development of future AMR strategies.

Photo

News • Transfusion medicine

One step closer to universal donor blood

Donor blood is a scarce and valuable resource. Researchers aim to mitigrate this by using enzymes to remove specific sugars that make up the A and B antigens in the human ABO blood groups.

Photo

News • Gene-snipping bacterial defenses

CRISPR: a promising tool to fight antibiotic resistance, but...

Could the 'gene scissors' CRISPR be used to make resistant bacteria susceptible to first-line antibiotics again? According to new reseach, yes – but the experts also point out serious caveats.

Photo

News • Microbial influence on treatment

Study explores the role of bacteria in cancer

Bacteria can help – or hinder – the treatment of cancer. How this happens, however, is largely unknown. Now, researchers have mapped bacteria in cancer metastases to shed more light on their role.

Photo

News • Proof of Concept funding

New research to starve resistant bacteria

Researchers are developing novel active substances designed to cut off the nutrient supply of resistant bacteria, effectively starving them to death.

Photo

Article • Infection control

The strain typing technologies of tomorrow

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-profit hospital and medical research institution in Los Angeles, is setting new standards for quality and innovation in patient care by successfully introducing typing of Candida auris species – a procedure that could prove crucial in protecting patients from infection outbreaks caused by these microbes in healthcare settings.

Photo

Article • Confirming initial positive findings

First-tier rapid serology testing for Lyme disease

Lyme disease, the most common tick-transmitted bacterial infection in the world, is challenging to diagnose. Initial early-stage symptoms may include skin rash, fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and/or body and joint aches. However, these symptoms are also associated with many other diseases and medical conditions.

232 show more articles
Subscribe to Newsletter