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New treatment options for Zika virus infection

The recent outbreak of the Zika virus in South America in 2015-2016 had devasting consequences, involving at least 200,000 human infections. The Zika virus mostly spreads among people through bites from infected mosquitoes, but can also spread through sexual transmission. The number of infections are... click to read more

  • Rachel P. M. Abrams | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Avindra Nath | Senior Investigator at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Views 581
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 2, 2021
Tuberculosis drug discovery: an in-house toxin blocks pathogenic bacterial growth

Infectious diseases rank among the greatest threats to human health. While the world stumbles through the current COVID-19 pandemic, a vast array of viral, fungal, parasitic, and bacterial pathogens continue to threaten people's lives. Before the rise of the pandemic, tuberculosis was the world's deadliest... click to read more

  • Yiming Cai | PhD Student at Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Moléculaires (LMGM), CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Ben Usher | PhD Student at Department of Biosciences, Durham University, Durham, UK
Views 1327
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 26, 2021
How a fungus causes the collapse of salamander populations

The fungal skin disease "Chytridiomycosis" is an important cause for amphibian diversity loss. This particular disease is emblematic for human mediated spread of pathogens from their native into new ranges, with the potential to extirpate the newly invaded host populations. The Asian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium... click to read more

  • Frank Pasmans | Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • An Martel | Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Views 3796
Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 16, 2017
Driving down malaria

Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on earth, having killed more people than wars and plagues combined. This is because they spread debilitating diseases like malaria - which affects more than 200 million people each year. Despite a momentous effort to combat the disease over the... click to read more

  • Andrew Hammond | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
  • Xenia Karlsson | M.Sc. student at Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
  • Ziyin Wang | M.Sc. student at Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
Views 5633
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 18, 2017