Microbiology & Virology

New ideas and approaches

Jackie Longbone, Deputy Head of Service for Microbiology and Infection at Frontier Pathology, explains the benefits of welcoming overseas PhD students.

Virology medical editor

Public Health England (PHE) is looking for a second medical editor to edit UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMIs) for virology.

My Lab: Paediatric microbiology

Deputy Manager of Microbiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Francis Yongblah, gives a guided tour of his lab.

January: news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Wasp venom as an antibiotic

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria.

Battle of the Strep strains

Results of a new US study indicate that whichever strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae is in place in a mammal’s tissues first is more likely to thrive than Strep “latecomers”.

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.

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.

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