Microbiology & Virology

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.

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.

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.

CPD events and courses

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My lab: oral pathology

Associate Practitioner Hayley Pincott gives a guided tour of her oral pathology lab, based at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff.

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