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Infectious diseases

Disease Area Biomedical engineering

Rescinding Antimicrobial Resistance

| William Aryitey

The drug resistance of "superbug" K. pneumoniae can be reversed by tapping into its genome

Disease Area Biomedical engineering

Super Sensor

| Charlotte Barker

A miniature sensor speeds up the diagnosis of HIV

Disease Area Clinical trials

Biting Back Against Malaria

| William Aryitey

A small clinical trial has shown that a malaria vaccine works in humans

Tools & Techniques Infectious diseases

A Universal Shot

| Derek Gatherer

A universal flu vaccine is possible – but we need bioinformatics to show us the way

Disease Area Infectious diseases

Science in the Time of Cholera

| Myron M. Levine

As Haiti's cholera epidemic rages on, a new vaccine could help curb future outbreaks.

Disease Area Biomedical engineering

Buying Time for Malaria Patients

| George Frodsham

A new blood-filtering device could save lives in the fight against malaria

Disease Area Public health

Zika Research Gathers Pace

| William Aryitey

The CDC confirms the Zika–microcephaly link, and in vitro tissue models offer further insight

Disease Area Immunology

Image of the Month

| Charlotte Barker

How do birds transmit potentially fatal fungal infection to humans without being infected themselves?

Research Field Infectious diseases

Breaking the Back of Breakbone Fever

| Bruno Guy, Marie-José Quentin-Millet

Developing a dengue vaccine has been like a 20-year game of Snakes and Ladders – but in this game, there are four billion winners, as the prize could help protect half the world’s population.

Disease Area Public health

Tracking Zika

| William Aryitey

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