Microbiology & Virology

Testing times for microbial technology

Microbiologist Mark Wilks looks at some of the themes of the recent conference of the British Society for Microbial Technology.

Cranberries to fight bacteria

Cranberries could play a role in the fight against bacteria, according to the results of new research.

Gut microbiome and Alzheimer’s

Natalia Casey, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Microbiology, looks at gut flora and Alzheimer’s disease.

Stopping malaria

A pilot programme is now underway for a vaccine that could cut malaria cases by 40%. We hear from one of the scientists.

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.

Pioneering studies in paleogenomics

The 18th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded to Svante Pääbo and David Reich for sequencing the genomes of ancient humans and extinct relatives.

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.

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