Microbiology & Virology

New test may predict covid-19 immunity

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed an easy-to-use test to predict COVID-19 immunity.

Tech news: September 2022

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David Westrip reviews the recent British Society for Microbial Technology conference, which was based on the theme “the genomic revolution in microbiology”.

Wastewater disease monitoring

What can we learn from analysing wastewater and what potential roles could the surveillance method play in the future? We look at the issues.

The big question: Should specialist biomedical scientists be redefined?

This month we ask “Should specialist biomedical scientists be redefined?”

Crucial collaboration

Understanding how the health of humans and animals is connected provides vital understanding of viruses. Professor Nicola Lewis, the new Director of the Worldwide Influenza Centre, highlights her priorities in the role.

Covid-19 fattens body cells to fuel viral takeover

The virus that causes COVID-19 performs a takeover of the body’s fat-processing system, creating cellular storehouses of fat empowering the virus to hijack the body’s molecular machinery and cause disease.

Tech news: August 2022

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UTIs and bacterial shapeshifting behaviour

Around 80% of UTIs are caused by uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC), which is increasingly resistant to antibiotics.

The key players in liver regeneration

Even if up to 70% of the human liver is removed, the remaining tissue can regrow a full-sized liver within months.

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