Clinical Microbiology is a branch of medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Moreover, this field of science is concerned about various clinical applications of microbes for the improvement of health. There are four kinds of microorganisms that cause infectious disease: bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.
We welcome eminent manuscripts of Research/ Review/ Case Studies/ Short Communications/ Opinions/ Letter to Editors/ Mini Reviews/ Presentations/ Perspective Studies etc. for publication. The wide scope of the journal will aid in contributing a great measure of scientific information related to the advances in towards better healthcare. The Journal is using double-blind peer-review for the manuscript processing. Each article undergoes this peer review process under the aegis of an assigned Editor. To be acceptable for publication, an article should be positively considered by two individual reviewers followed by the Editor’s consent.
Publication decisions will be made based on relevance to practice, quality of methodology, and synthesis of findings with existing literature.
Clinical Microbiology analyzes the latest developments pathogenic mechanisms, individual and groups of microbial pathogens, clinical and laboratory aspects of newly recognized and re-emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial agents and their applications, and diagnostic laboratory technologies.
Clinical and medical microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, public health workers, and infectious disease specialists all turn to the journal to discover not only the current state of knowledge in the field, but also balanced, thought-provoking perspectives on controversial issues of the day.
The journal of clinical microbiology publishes the most current research related to the laboratory diagnosis of human and animal infections and the role of the laboratory in both the management of infectious diseases and the elucidation of the epidemiology of infections. It often deals with hospital-acquired and public-health problems that affect both hospital and community.
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, those being unicellular (single cell), multicellular (cell colony), or acellular (lacking cells). Microbiology encompasses numerous sub-disciplines including virology, mycology, parasitology, and bacteriology. Although microbiology is a relatively young science it has had an enormous impact on our health and wellbeing.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection:
Clinical microbiology is the adaptation of microbiological techniques to the study of the etiological agents of infectious disease. In this one can explore nature of infectious disease and test the ability of various antibiotics to inhibit or kill the isolated microorganisms.
Clinical microbiologists are medical workers who perform laboratory research. They study microscopic organisms, like bacteria and fungi, often to gain knowledge about fighting and preventing diseases.
Manual of Clinical Microbiology
Manual of Clinical Microbiology includes the study of all the aspect of clinical microbiology quoted at one place. It helps in studying various aspects and submitting novel research to a common platform.
Clinical Microbiology Case Reports
Clinical Microbiology Case Reports includes the case of the patients that are affected by any of the microbial disease. Case Reports will be considered if they are novel, add to existing knowledge, and are oriented toward microbiology.
Clinical Microbiology Guidelines
A number of professional organizations have developed clinical practice guidelines that directly affect the practice of diagnostic microbiology and immunology. The goal of these guidelines is the standardization of selected aspects of medical care to ensure both high quality and cost-effectiveness.
Clinical Microbiology Research
Now days due to mutation and continuous adaptability of microbes to the changing environment there are vast number of diseases that are to be studied for betterment of the humankind.
There are four kinds of microorganisms that cause infectious disease: bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.
Staphylococcus is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria that can cause a wide variety of infections in humans and other animals through infection or the production of toxins. Staphylococcal toxins are a common cause of food poisoning, as they can be produced in improperly-stored food. Staphylococci are also known to be a cause of bacterial conjunctivitis.
An antifungal medication, also known as an antimycotic medication, is a pharmaceutical fungicide or fungistatic used to treat and prevent mycoses such as athlete's foot, ringworm, candidiasis (thrush), serious systemic infections such as cryptococcal meningitis, and others
Bacteriophage Foot and Mouth
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). In this infection scarring of liver starts in the initial stage leads ultimately to cirrhosis
A genus of DNA-containing viruses including the papilloma and wart viruses of humans and other animals. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus from the papillomavirus family that is capable of infecting humans.
Opportunistic Infections is an infection caused by bacterial, viral, fungal, or protozoan pathogens that take advantage of a host with a weakened immune system.
Molecular pathogenesis research includes the study of host-pathogen interactions at the level of cellular and molecular networks with application to the understanding of virulence factors, host resistance to pathogens, and emerging (and resurgent) infectious disease agents. An important new area is the study of the characterization of microbial communities in infectious disease situations.
Antimicrobial activity refers to the process of killing or inhibiting the disease causing microbes. Various antimicrobial agents are used for this purpose. Antimicrobial may be anti-bacterial, anti-fungal or antiviral.
The study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms; biological chemistry.
As biochemical technology enters the genomics era, the Centre is in the process of transforming from a singular laboratory working in the area of biochemical research to a network laboratory, leading to the formation of a virtual institute of new biology.
The journal includes a wide range of fields in its discipline, to create a platform for authors to make known their contributions towards the advancement of microbial and biochemical technology and scientific knowledge.
Most chemical changes in a cell result from chains and cycles of biochemical reactions, with each step controlled by a separate, specific enzyme
Metabolism is the totality of the chemical reactions which occur within a cell, and can be divided into two types: Anabolic reactions, catabolic reactions.
Biochemical technology enables us to understand the enzymatic, protein, bioinformatic, and biochemical mechanisms of microbes.
The few perspectives of biochemical Technology includes:
Microbial Assay of Antibiotic
The microbiological assay of an antibiotic is based upon a comparison of the inhibition of growth of micro-organisms by measured concentrations of the antibiotics under examination with that produced by known concentrations of a standard preparation of the antibiotic having a known activity.
Microbial assays or microbiological assays could be a sort of bioassays designed to analyse the compounds or substances that have impact on micro-organisms.
Fermentation may be a process that converts sugar to acids, gases or alcohol. It happens in yeast and bacterium, however additionally in oxygen-starved muscle cells, as within the case of carboxylic acid fermentation.
Microbial biofuel production is already in use, principally in the form of sugar fermentation by yeast to produce ethanol.The employment of bio-ethanols as a fuel supply offers some benefits over normal fossil fuels.
An antibody (Ab), also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a large, Y-shaped protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to neutralize pathogens such as pathogenic bacteria and viruses.
Transformation is the genetic alteration of a cell resulting from the direct uptake and incorporation of exogenous genetic material from its surroundings through the cell membrane(s).
A microbial biosensor is an analytical device which integrates microorganisms with a physical transducer to generate a measurable signal proportional to the concentration of analytes.fabrication and application of microbial biosensors based on amperometry, potentiometry, conductometry, voltammetry, microbial fuel cell, fluorescence, bioluminescence, and colorimetry, respectively.
The microbial cells are extremely complex which contains oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and Sulphur. In addition to these six elements, it also contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, manganese, cobalt copper, molybdenum and zinc in minor amounts.
Diagnostic laboratory technologies
Bacteriophage Foot and Mouth
Epstein - Barr virus