The Lancet Microbe

The Lancet Microbe publishes clinically relevant microbes at all scales—from the nature of the microbe (eg, antimicrobial resistance genes/plasmids, virulence factors) to the microbiome, to pathology (including immunology) to population level effects (eg, outbreaks, epidemiology).


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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lives could be saved from tropical disease with new rapid test

Globally, more than half of patients die after infection with the neglected tropical disease, melioidosis, often before they are diagnosed. A new rapid test could save lives by diagnosing patients in hours rather than several ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel approach identifies people at risk of developing TB

A novel approach to studying the progression of tuberculosis (TB) from infection to disease has identified and treated people at increased risk of developing the disease that current methods of testing would not.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genotyping study shows how COVID variants can be detected more rapidly

Genotyping technology detects COVID variants more quickly and cheaply than ever before—according to research from the University of East Anglia and the UK Health Security Agency. The new study published in The Lancet Microbe ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ultrasensitive tools detect asymptomatic malaria

Researchers in the U.S. and Uganda have developed tools that can detect the slightest traces of malaria in people who harbor the disease but do not show signs of sickness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Classifying the natural history of asymptomatic malaria

Detecting malaria in people who aren't experiencing symptoms is vital to public health efforts to better control this tropical disease in places where the mosquito-borne parasite is common. Asymptomatic people harboring the ...

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