Microbiology & Virology

IBMS grants research roundup

Cecilia Grimaldi talks to three previous recipients of IBMS research grants to hear about their projects, how the funding has supported their research, and what they plan to do next.

Medical eponyms pt 6: Duchenne muscular dystrophy

This is the sixth in a series of short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions or syndromes familiar to those in clinical pathology laboratories.

Are healthcare workers more likely to get Covid-19 at home?

A team of researchers from Israel has found evidence that suggests healthcare workers are more likely to become infected with COVID-19 at home than at work. 

Will Covid certificates work?

The lack of global standards for coronavirus certificates is a key barrier to their successful implementation around the world, a new report warns.

Fridge-free vaccines

US nanoengineers have developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates that do not need cold-chain distribution.

The silent pandemic: Antimicrobial resistance

Infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant organisms are increasing. From dog food to climate change, we look at the issues.

Is long Covid linked to Epstein-Barr virus?

Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) reactivation resulting from the inflammatory response to coronavirus infection may be the cause of previously unexplained long COVID, it is claimed.

Diagnose bacterial infections in less than an hour

Engineers, biochemists and medical researchers have combined their skills to create a rapid test for bacterial infections.

Facemask that can detect COVID-19

Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a novel facemask that can diagnose the wearer with COVID-19 within about 90 minutes.

Cystinosis: A personal story

Lena Forsyth guides us through her unique journey, from being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition to landing a job in biomedical science.

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