Microbiology & Virology

The microbe that stops malaria

Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria.

COVID 19: a report from the Isle of Man

Chief Biomedical Scientist in Biochemistry Charlie Houston and colleagues outline the impact of COVID-19 on the Isle of Man.

Lab-quality microscope for £15

For the first time, labs around the world can 3D print their own precision microscopes to analyse samples and detect diseases, thanks to an open-source design created at the University of Bath.

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein mapping

Using high-resolution mass spectrometry, researchers have mapped glycan-processing states of the spike protein complex that allows the SARS-CoV-2 virus to infect human cells.

The new normal

Sarah May, Deputy Chief Executive of the IBMS, on the pervasive impact the pandemic is having on our lives.

Government call-out to increase testing capacity

The government updated its call-out to businesses to increase testing capacity in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

COVID-19: a report from Malaysia and Singapore

Professor Anthony Rhodes and Dr Chooi Ling Lim discuss the COVID-19 spread and attempts to control the disease in Southeast Asia.

The Great Pestilence

The Black Death was the first great pandemic to devastate these shores and, unlike COVID-19, there was a special horror in the fact no-one knew what it was, states writer Jonathan Lovett.

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