Microbiology & Virology

Fungus might play role in Crohn’s disease

A fungus commonly found in human hair follicles also resides in the gut and might play a role in Crohn’s disease, it is reported.

“US misinformation causes epidemic”

The US reported more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017, with public health officials blaming “misinformation” for the growing epidemic.

The journey of a sample

For Healthcare Science Week, which ran from 8 to 17 March, the IBMS made three videos that detail what happens to samples given at GP surgeries.

New ideas and approaches

Jackie Longbone, Deputy Head of Service for Microbiology and Infection at Frontier Pathology, explains the benefits of welcoming overseas PhD students.

Virology medical editor

Public Health England (PHE) is looking for a second medical editor to edit UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMIs) for virology.

My Lab: Paediatric microbiology

Deputy Manager of Microbiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Francis Yongblah, gives a guided tour of his lab.

January: news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Wasp venom as an antibiotic

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria.

Battle of the Strep strains

Results of a new US study indicate that whichever strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae is in place in a mammal’s tissues first is more likely to thrive than Strep “latecomers”.

Cutting-edge research pt.3

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here the final two successful candidates outline the work that they are undertaking.

New trojan horse antibiotic

Simon Portsmouth explains the latest trials of a hopeful new antibiotic and looks at the ongoing fight against drug-resistant bacteria.

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