Multiple blood feeding in mosquitoes shortens the Plasmodium falciparum incubation period and increases malaria transmission potential

Author(s): W. Robert Shaw, Inga E. Holmdahl, Maurice A. Itoe, Kristine Werling, Meghan Marquette, Douglas G. Paton, Naresh Singh, Caroline O Buckee, Lauren M. Childs, Flaminia CatterucciaJournal: bioRxiv July 2020
Many mosquito species, including the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, naturally undergo multiple reproductive cycles of blood feeding, egg development…

A community-driven resource for genomic surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae at Pathogenwatch

Author(s): Leonor Sánchez-Busó, Corin A. Yeats, Ben Taylor, Richard Goater, Anthony Underwood, Khalil Abudahab, Silvia Argimón, Kevin C. Ma, Tatum D. Mortimer, Michelle J. Cole, Yonatan H. Grad, Irene Martin, Brian H. Raphael, William M. Shafer, Gianfranco Spiteri, Katy Town, Teodora Wi, Simon R. Harris, Magnus Unemo, David M. AanensenJournal: bioRxiv July 2020
Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) Neisseria gonorrhoeae is an urgent threat to public health, as strains resistant to at least one of…

The role of “spillover” in antibiotic resistance

Author(s): Scott W. Olesen, Marc Lipsitch, Yonatan H. GradJournal: bioRxiv June 2020
Antibiotic use is a key driver of antibiotic resistance. Understanding the quantitative association between antibiotic use and resulting resistance is…

Increased antibiotic susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae through adaptation to the cervical environment

Author(s): Kevin C. Ma, Tatum D. Mortimer, Allison L Hicks, Nicole E Wheeler, Leonor Sánchez-Busó, Daniel Golparian, George Taiaroa, Daniel HF Rubin, Yi Wang, Deborah A Williamson, Magnus Unemo, Simon R. Harris, Yonatan H. GradJournal: bioRxiv May 2020
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is an urgent public health threat due to rapidly increasing incidence and antibiotic resistance. In contrast with the…

Multimodal memory T cell profiling identifies a reduction in a polyfunctional Th17 state associated with tuberculosis progression

Author(s): Aparna Nathan, Jessica I. Beynor, Yuriy Baglaenko, Sara Suliman, Kazuyoshi Ishigaki, Samira Asgari, Chuan-Chin Huang, Yang Luo, Zibiao Zhang, Kattya Lopez Tamara, Judith Jimenez, Roger I. Calderón, Leonid Lecca, Ildiko van Rhijn, D. Branch Moody, Megan B. Murray, Soumya RaychaudhuriJournal: bioRxiv April 2020
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) results in 10 million active tuberculosis (TB) cases and 1.5 million deaths each year, making it the…