February 2021: Infectious Disease

Industry News Round-up

What’s new in infectious disease for January 2021? We’ve rounded up information on fast-tracking methods for vaccines within pre-clinical tests, the presence of water molecules in drug-resistant bacteria models, and a hopeful vaccination against Staphylococcus infections.

January 19, 2021 / UIC

Researchers captured and comparted hi-res images of ribosome structures from sensitive and resistant bacteria and report that a water molecule needed for antibiotic binding was not present in the ribosomes from the drug-resistant bugs.

January 21, 2021 / University of Sydney 

A new method to synthesize vaccines safely and quickly should see much faster pre-clinical testing to pursue strategies to combat novel pathogens, something the COVID pandemic has shown is necessary.

January 21, 2021 / DZIF

With an epitope-based immunization, scientists have described a new vaccination strategy against Staphylococcus aureus.

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