Microbiology & Virology

Olympus driving research forward

With expanded imaging capabilities, Olympus has launched version 2.1 of its imaging platform cellSens.

Measurement software upgrade

Synbiosis’ eAST software for automatic zone measurement of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) plates has been upgraded to improve antibiotic SIR (Susceptible, Intermediate, Resistant) category determination.

Bacteria provoke “warfare”

Some bacteria can release toxins that provoke their neighbours into attacking each other, says a new study.

First Keystone human infection

Keystone virus has made the jump from mosquitoes to humans, with a case now confirmed in Florida.

Rapid molecular methods in clinical microbiology

Microbiologist Mark Wilks highlights the potential rapid molecular methods presented in the recent conference of the British Society for Microbial Technology.

Fast molecular diagnostics for tight turnaround times

Turnaround times for diagnostic tests can be an obstacle to effectively controlling healthcare associated infections (HAI), such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), with delayed results leading to ward closures and cancelled operations.

IBMS Fellow scoops award for quality

Great Ormond Street Hospital held its annual staff awards on 14 May 2018. 

Unexpected detection

Deputy Lab Manager Francis Yongblah looks at unexpected detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci as a consequence of enhanced carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae screening.

Ticking time bomb

With global mobility drastically increasing over recent years, Sally Cutler, Professor in Medical Microbiology, looks at the growing threat posed by tick-borne infections.

How to... collaborate

Stem cell scientist Loriana Vitillo explains the collaboratory Dish Life project that was presented at the launch of the Pint of Science festival, which is taking place in May.

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