Microbiology & Virology

100 years of bacterial strains

Sarah Alexander and Ayuen Lual from the National Collection of Type Cultures look back over a century of providing authentic bacterial strains.

COVID tech news

Engineered llama antibodies

COVID 19: "More T cell data needed"

While early research on the adaptive immune response to COVID-19 primarily looked at antibodies, more information is now emerging on how T cells react to the SARS-CoV-2 virus – addressing a crucial knowledge gap.

Seven make the power list

This year, seven IBMS members were awarded places on The Pathologist’s power list.

Obituary: George Hunt FIMLS (1922-2020)

George Hunt was the Senior Chief MLSO in Microbiology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Hackney Road – a hospital he served for around 40 years.

Cystic fibrosis drug for COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 will be given the cystic fibrosis drug Dornase alfa to determine if it can help improve survival by reducing excess inflammation in the lungs, as part of a trial co-led by UCL and the Francis Crick Institute.

Loss of smell

Through analysing new data collected through an app, Professor Sebastien Ourselin and colleagues have gained new insights into COVID-19 symptoms. 

Neutralising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

A trio of papers describe newly discovered human antibodies that target the SARS-CoV-2 virus, isolated from survivors of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV.

COVID-19 anti-viral therapy

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) evaluated several human antibodies to determine the most potent combination to be mixed in a cocktail and used as a promising anti-viral therapy against the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19: a report from Melbourne, Australia

Medical Scientist Eileen Kelly reports on the impact of COVID-19 in Melbourne and the way the pandemic has been dealt with.

Top