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A team of investigators from the University of Pittsburgh has identified compounds that block the reactivation of latent HIV-1 in a human cell line containing the latent virus.

By Jesus Romo | Do fungi require elevated temperature tolerance to infect mammals? Pseudogymnoascus destructans challenges this widely-held idea.

The National Science Foundation has decided to lift all PI and co-PI restrictions on proposal submission for FY 2019. The NSF will still be adhering to the no-deadline policy.

Researchers recently studied the eyes of 11 people with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), the most common and well-known prion disorder. This week in mBio, they report finding prion seeds — the infectious proteins that cause the disease — spread throughout the eyes of all the patients. 

Friday, 16 November 2018 10:37

Microbial Life in the Wake of Hurricanes

By Ashley Hagen Griffin | We take a closer look at some of the ways that local and airborne microbial ecosystems are influenced by tropical storms

During the last decade, a new form of the bacterium known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become widespread in the Danish pig population from where it spreads to people, resulting in an increasing number of human infections.

Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections of the cornea are a leading cause of blindness and cannot be effectively managed with current ophthalmic antibiotics. A team of investigators has now devised a combination therapy that largely circumvents resistance, and quickly and effectively eradicated bacterial keratitis in 70 percent of animal models treated.

A team from the University of Minnesota has shown that antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli bacteria in wild giraffes most likely come from anthropogenic sources, such as local cattle herds and humans.

Researchers from the Julius Kühn Institut, Germany have found that produce is a reservoir for transferable antibiotic resistance genes that often escape traditional molecular detection methods.

The contest is shifting to the fall to better highlight the incredible works of science and art submitted each year. 

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