Join Nature Research Microbiology Community today

Access exclusive expertise - for free!

Register

Behind the paper

Share the real story behind your paper, from conception to publication, the highs and the lows.

View Channel
Contributor

Approaching HIV prevention with young women’s preferences in mind

To many scientists, it may seem that HIV prevention research has succeeded – large clinical trials of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and vaginal formulations of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) demonstrated that these products can indeed prevent HIV infection when used [1-3]. This is great news! But the problem we face as a global HIV prevention community is not whether or not we have efficacious products. The problem is whether or not the products will appropriately meet women’s needs and lifestyles and thus whether or not women will use them. Adherence to product use is quite possibly the biggest issue blocking the eradication of sexual HIV transmission [4].
Go to the profile of Nina Derby
Sep 24, 2018
Contributor

Maternal gut and breast milk microbiota affect infant gut antibiotic resistome and mobile genetic elements

Infants are affected by the antibiotic resistance crisis and carry more resistant bacteria in their gut than adults, irrespective of whether they have been treated with antibiotics or not. It has been unclear where these bacteria come from and if the maternal gut microbiota and breast milk contribute to the assembly of the gut resistome in early life.
Go to the profile of Katariina Parnanen
Sep 24, 2018

Nature Reviews Microbiology 15th anniversary

Nature Reviews Microbiology celebrates its 15th anniversary and with it the microbiology community, many of whom have contributed directly and indirectly to the content of the journal. 


To mark this occasion, we wanted to give our readers a glimpse behind the curtains, and asked a few of our past authors and editors about their views on microbiology, the journal and their experiences of working with us in a series of interviews.


Our anniversary issue also contains the first of these ‘Under the Lens’ articles which are penned by microbial imaging specialists at the University of Oxford.

View Channel

Centenary of 1918 influenza pandemic

A hundred years ago, a pandemic of influenza virus stunned the world, killing millions and frightening many more. We remain vulnerable to such outbreaks, but lessons learned from the past, a century of research and international cooperation could (and should) help prepare us for future pandemics

View Channel