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White blood cells engulfing spores of Aspergillus fumigatus. Coloured SEM.

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from Science News

Bacterial weaponry that causes stillbirth revealed

BAD BUDDIES  Toxic balloons bud from Strep B. A new study in pregnant mice shows these fluid-filled sacs can cause inflammation, premature delivery and stillbirth. ~~ M.V. Surve et al/PLOS Pathogens 2016

from National Geographic News

Bees Buzzing on Caffeine

Bees Buzzing on Caffeine - A new study shows caffeine improves bees’ memory.

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"Gliding" motility of Toxoplasma gondii. PLOS Pathogens Dec. 2012 cover image.

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PLOS pathogens: The human fungal pathogen Candida albicans alkalinizes the local extracellular environment.

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Intestinal Ingress The food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes (green) invades the body through the tips of the intestine's villi (red), which constantly shed cells, exposing a protein the bacterium exploits to gain entry. BPoD, Mickey Pentecost, PLoS Pathogens

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Checkout our lab’s latest research in PLOS Pathogens! A strain-specific gene influences the fitness of an extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli isolate within distinct host niches.

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An antibiotic-resistant 'superbug,' long a problem in health-care settings, is now taking up residence in people's homes, a new U.S. study finds.

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PLOS Pathogens: Mining Herbaria for Plant Pathogen Genomes: Back to the Future