mBio

Medical research

Obesity promotes virulence of influenza

Obesity promotes the virulence of the influenza virus, according to a study conducted in mice published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The finding could explain, in part, why the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Double success for drug resistance research

Swansea University research into the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance has been highlighted in two prestigious international journals.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Crossing borders and growing resistance: a superbug from south Asia

Using whole genome sequencing, researchers have been able to trace the origins and global spread of a multi-drug resistant, community Staphylococcus aureus lineage from the Indian subcontinent, known as the Bengal Bay clone.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens

With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool from the University of Michigan can predict how current drugs—including unlikely candidates—can be combined in new ways to create more effective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine candidate for gonorrhea shows preclinical effectiveness

A report in the journal mBio, published by the American Society for Microbiology, describes a prototype vaccine candidate for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon

A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study found that measuring ...

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