Microbiology & Virology

Cutting-edge research pt.3

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here the final two successful candidates outline the work that they are undertaking.

New trojan horse antibiotic

Simon Portsmouth explains the latest trials of a hopeful new antibiotic and looks at the ongoing fight against drug-resistant bacteria.

Evaluating antibody disks

EUCAST has evaluated the quality of 16 antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) discs from nine manufacturers against EUCAST targets and ranges for relevant quality control strains.

Awards for NHS Fife team

The microbiology and emergency care team at NHS Fife has won an award for its improvement to flu testing.

Protocol 3 automated colony counter

Synbiosis, a long-established, expert manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is pleased to announce its ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter is being used at a major teaching hospital in London.

Leds to tackle MRSA?

Researchers are testing whether a simple light-emitting diode (LED) array can be used to inactivate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

“Superbug spreading undetected”

A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, it is claimed.

British Journal of Biomedical Science Issue 4 2018: a synopsis

The hard copy of the autumn issue of our journal is complete. Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content of the latest issue, which includes six papers that use techniques in molecular genetics.

Sniffing out cancer

Claire Guest, Co-founder of Medical Detection Dogs, explains how canines could have an important role in discovering disease.

Treating clostridium difficile infection

Emmanuel Nwankwo and Andrew Ward ask whether empirical antibiotic therapy can still be relied upon.

Group b strep awareness

The IBMS supported Group B Strep Awareness Month, highlighting the vital role biomedical scientists play in identifying the bacterium that can cause a potentially deadly infection in newborns.

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