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Microbiology and immunology

Subspecialties Microscopy and imaging

Image of the Month

Macrophages are specialized phagocytic cells of the innate immune system that remove diseased cells and non-self objects from the body

Subspecialties Precision medicine

Reading the Mind in the Blood

| Michael Schubert

Circulating inflammatory biomarker levels may hint at antidepressant effectiveness

Outside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

The Secret Life of HIV

| Michael Schubert

Early-capture testing detects presymptomatic HIV infections for treatment and prevention

Diagnostics Microbiology and immunology

Image of the Month

This series of sculptures by artist Rogan Brown, laser cut from paper and hand mounted into three-dimensional sculptural compositions, is an attempt to depict the diversity and beauty of the vast colony of organisms that live in and on the human body.

Diagnostics Microscopy and imaging

Virus Vision

| Michael Schubert

A new method uses fluorescent proteins to highlight virus-infected cells and shows which proteins are affected

Outside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

Pathogens Unveiled

| Ephraim Tsalik

Researchers are on a mission to develop rapid point-of-care tests to establish infection cause and drive down unnecessary antibiotic use

Inside the Lab Technology and innovation

People versus Machines?

| Simon Rattenbury

Intelligent incorporation of automated technologies into pathology laboratories will improve service provision by complementing – not replacing – a highly skilled workforce

Diagnostics Clinical care

Waging War on Pathogens

| Nancy Hanson

Molecular diagnostics are welcome reinforcements in the raging battle against institutional infection and antibiotic resistance

Subspecialties Technology and innovation

Paper (ELISA) Plates

| Michael Schubert

A new type of platform for HIV/HCV co-infections could offer an affordable, portable and easy to use diagnostic solution for resource-poor settings

Inside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

A Kryptonite for Pathogens

| Timothy Wencewicz

Could antibiotics that target virulence factors be the key to defeating multi-drug resistant “bugs of steel?”

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