Claudia Zampaloni and colleagues have identified a new class of antibiotic chemicals – tethered macrocyclic peptides (MCP) that have proven effective against Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii – a major global pathogen for which, hitherto, there had been limited treatment options.
Cabo Verde, a beautiful archipelago of West Africa in the central Atlantic Ocean, has been declared malaria-free by the World Health Organization, becoming the third African country to receive this certification.
New research suggests the changing diet of populations in developing countries could alter the components of people’s blood plasma and thereby affect the metabolism of mosquitoes that feed on them.
A new study by Oke et al. looks at a non-destructive way to measure Plasmodium parasites in mosquitoes over periods of time.