Microbiology & Virology

Defeat malaria in a generation

The world could be free of one of the oldest and deadliest diseases to affect humanity within a generation.

Chlamydia vaccine on horizon

The first ever chlamydia vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe and able to provoke an immune response.

My Lab: Microbiology’s one-stop-shop

Daniel Weiand, Consultant Microbiologist and Educational Lead, gives a guided tour of his laboratory in Newcastle.

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.

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