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Microbiology and immunology

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?”

Diagnostics Microbiology and immunology

Tracing T Cells

| Michael Schubert

New software can reconstruct T cell receptor sequences from RNA sequencing data

Outside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

Bacterial Biomarker Hope for Infants

| Michael Schubert

Changes in the gut microbiome of infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis may allow us to predict, and perhaps even treat, the disease

Diagnostics Microscopy and imaging

Image of the Month

An Epicoccum species, ubiquitous in nature, distributed globally, and commonly found in soil.

Inside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

Viruses Face the Ultimate Test

| William Aryitey

Shotgun sequencing is a powerful tool in microbial genomics, but viral genomes have proven tough to crack.

Subspecialties Profession

Organization Overhaul

| Stacy G. Beal

Breaking down the clinical laboratory’s walls to make way for the future of lab organization

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

Reaction Rights and Wrongs

| Michael Schubert

Research into patient response to West Nile virus has uncovered some unexpected results...

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

A Collaborative Call to Arms

| Michael Schubert

Thirty-one researchers on three continents have teamed up to call for more research into a potential microbiological cause of Alzheimer’s disease

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