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.

COVID-19 statistics: an educated guess?

Adrian Esterman, Chair of Biostatistics at the University of South Australia’s Cancer Research Institute, asks: “Can we believe the statistics about COVID-19?”

COVID-19: The IBMS in the media

Since COVID-19 first arrived on these shores, the IBMS has been working hard to communicate the vital work that biomedical scientists are doing to help tackle the pandemic and protect the public.

IBMS COVID-19 resources

The IBMS has created an area in the resources section of its website that houses all materials and information relating to COVID-19. It includes guidance, formal statements and discipline-specific content.

Big question: “How do you think public approaches to health and wellbeing will change when the current pandemic is over?”

This month we ask “How do you think public approaches to health and wellbeing will change when the current pandemic is over?”

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