This page provides educational resources, events, news and products related to Infectious diseases. Content will cover aspects from pathogen biology and immune evasion to diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Infectious Diseases – Highlights
Influenza: Pathology, Diagnosis and Prevention
A century has passed since the 1918 global flu pandemic, aka the ‘Spanish flu’. Back in the early 1900s, the virus was a relatively novel concept. Since then, our understanding of viruses has come a long way, as have our diagnostics tools, and control and preventative strategies.
Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
Infectious diseases may be caused by a plethora of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites and finding the culprit is key to treatment and resolution. In this infographic, we explore how infectious diseases are diagnosed and the assays used to achieve this.
Sensitivity vs Specificity
When developing diagnostic tests or evaluating results, it is important to understand how reliable those tests and therefore the results you are obtaining are. By using samples of known disease status, values such as sensitivity and specificity can be calculated that allow you to evaluate just that.
Should Infectious Diseases Be Made Notifiable? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
At first glance this question might seem like a no-brainer. Surely if you make an infectious disease notifiable then you are better able to contain infection and prevent it spreading, right? Unfortunately, whilst the principle seems simple, the reality is far less so. Here we take a look at the different facets and implications of making an infectious disease notifiable.
How Can BioPlatforms Support the mRNA “Revolution”
The science and medicine worlds are experiencing a new revolution, and this time the protagonist is the mRNA molecule. In this article, we explore why bioplatforms support this revolution.
To the Depths of Drug Discovery
Natural products have been harnessed for their therapeutic properties throughout the history of medicine. Land-dwelling – or terrestrial organisms – have naturally dominated the focus of scientists wanting to access nature’s pharmacopeia. But an untapped resource of natural products, large in size and potential, was close by – we just couldn’t access it.
Study Lays Foundations for Vaccine Against Mugwort Pollen Allergies
Preclinical research has identified the key mechanisms of allergy to mugwort pollen, a common weed, providing a basis to develop a vaccine.
Blood Test Developed To Predict Liver Cancer Risk
A blood test has been designed to non-invasively identify which patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are most likely to develop liver cancer, enabling earlier intervention.
INTEGRA Pipettes Simplify PCR Testing for COVID-19
Matrix Diagnostics, a dedicated COVID-19 testing lab in California, is relying on INTEGRA Biosciences’ EVOLVE and MINI 96 pipettes to streamline and accelerate its PCR workflows.
Recombinant Monkeypox Virus Antigens
Sino Biological has developed recombinant MPXV A29 and L1R proteins, and A33R, A35R, and B21R Proteins are coming soon.