medical microbiology News Archive
February 23, 2019 —
A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
November 20, 2018 —
Imagine if instead of targeting the virus, we could make people less susceptible to HIV
November 19, 2018 —
CBC is doing its annual Future 40 under 40 and like always, U of M community members are a part of it.
August 9, 2018 —
“These are highly promising results,” said the study’s lead author, Keith Fowke
April 11, 2018 —
More than $42 million in funding for research infrastructure projects across the country
March 9, 2018 —
'We valued the opportunity to bring clinical microbiology to ill patients and make the lab an exciting venue for learning'
March 2, 2018 —
"These numbers are too high. It's unacceptable."
February 28, 2018 —
The study highlights the major role of genital inflammation in HIV risk and in modifying the efficacy of HIV prevention strategies
November 27, 2017 —
'Dr. Fowke is currently studying a relatively safe, cheap and available anti-inflammatory substance that can have a quietening effect on these immune cells and reduce the risk of HIV transmission'