The first July issue of FEMS Microbiology Letters contains a MiniReview on the survival of campilobacter.
In Pathogens and Disease, Chief Editor Patrik Bavoil highlights an extensive genomic study of an assortment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients with cystic fibrosis from Belgium. The authors noted that while the overall population of isolates they examined in this study is not clonal in nature, there were a few that appeared to have been transmitted between different patients.
DISCo offers four positions as Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in novel preventive strategies against Escherichia coli infections in Italy and France.
In the most recent Yeast Research issue Guenther Daum, editor for FEMS Yeast Research, recommends 'Interaction of FK520 with multidrug transporter of Candida', stating:
"This paper describes an in depth molecular analysis of the Cdr1 protein, a major ABC multidrug transporter of the yeast Candida albicans. This study nicely relates structural features of the protein to its function and the synergy with fungicidal drugs."
As of 1 August, our online grant application system will be made available for the 2014-2 application round of the FEMS Meeting Attendance Grant. As of this date, you can apply for this grant through the link on the Meeting Attendance Grants page.
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Picture: Results of this research demonstrate that the defence response induced by CS-20 can be controlled by multiple genes in the cucumber plant.
When it comes to antibiotic resistance, all alarm bells are ringing. Before penicillin was discovered in 1928, people died of bacterial and viral infections. Today, healthcare as we know it could be warped back to that era. That is, unless we take action and collectively start looking at antibiotics as the valuable, defenseless tools for saving lives that they are.
FEMS supports the WAAAR declaration against antibiotic resistance and encourages her members and affiliates to send out a sign to all stakeholders: physicians, veterinarians, microbiologists, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, environmentalists and patient advocacy groups. Please be informed of the WAAAR declaration and share it wherever appropriate!