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A new paper in mBio shows a novel mechanism for the spread of antibiotic resistance. Continue reading
A useful short review from Stephen Harrison which approaches viral memberane fusion from a structural biology standpoint. Continue reading
Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insects in Latin America is among the most common tropical diseases, and so far without effective vaccine. A new study published in PLOS Pathogens shows that a candidate vaccine can induce … Continue reading
CCR5 deficiency predisposes to fatal outcomes in influenza virus infection. Continue reading
The primary mode of exit for non-enveloped viruses is cell lysis. However, more complex exit strategies are possible. Continue reading
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and causes Chikungunya fever. CHIKV occurs in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Regions where it has already caused epidemics include Africa, territories around the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and … Continue reading
Salmonella has adapted what was once an antibacterial response into a signal for the correct time and place to secret its virulence proteins. Continue reading