Microbiology & Virology

Unexpected detection

Deputy Lab Manager Francis Yongblah looks at unexpected detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci as a consequence of enhanced carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae screening.

Ticking time bomb

With global mobility drastically increasing over recent years, Sally Cutler, Professor in Medical Microbiology, looks at the growing threat posed by tick-borne infections.

How to... collaborate

Stem cell scientist Loriana Vitillo explains the collaboratory Dish Life project that was presented at the launch of the Pint of Science festival, which is taking place in May.

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My lab: oral pathology

Associate Practitioner Hayley Pincott gives a guided tour of her oral pathology lab, based at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff.

Prepared media pocket guide

Cherwell Laboratories has published an eBook called The Pharmaceutical and Cleanroom Industry’s Pocket Guide to Prepared Culture Media.

My lab: rare and imported pathogens

Laboratory Manager Barry Gibney gives a guided tour of his Public Health England laboratory at Porton Down.

Tech to tackle antibiotic resistance

It is hoped that a new type of skin patch that administers drugs directly into the bloodstream through thousands of individual “microneedles” could be used in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Biomedical scientists to supply medicines?

A UK-wide project is underway to explore the possibility of enabling biomedical scientists to use Patient Group Directions (PGDs) in order to supply or administer medicines.

Why viruses persist

New research suggests a mechanism that may explain how viruses that are considered acute can persist.

Journal-based learning for October 2017

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

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