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May 15, 2020
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Dr Kim Hardie discusses the paper ‘Mutations in the two component regulator systems PmrAB and PhoPQ give rise to increased colistin resistance in Citrobacter and Enterobacter spp.’ which was selected as Editor’s Choice from the April issue of JMM.
April 23, 2020
This month on Microbe Talk, Laura speaks with Alice Fraser from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Alice is part of a research team looking for new antibiotics in unexpected places. Listen to the episode to find out about her research searching for antibiotic proteins in snake venoms and find out what Alice has found so far.
March 17, 2020
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ’12 Priority Pathogens’: a list of 12 microbes that are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobials. These 12 pathogens are thought by WHO to pose the greatest threat to human health.
March 11, 2020
Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting in London celebrating the 10th anniversary of e-Bug as a member of the Microbiology Society. In addition to being a very enjoyable and informative meeting, it led to an exciting new partnership between e-Bug and Ukraine.
February 27, 2020
Rising antibiotic resistance by pathogenic micro-organisms is a major health concern, as it’s leading to a huge rise in untreatable, life-threatening infections, especially in hospital environments. In addition, these pathogens can also create biofilms, which gives them further protection against antibiotics, detergents and our immune systems.
February 25, 2020
Between Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 September, the British Science Festival Coventry and Warwickshire took place, with a diverse programme of talks, debates and activities taking place around the city. Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and Microbiology Society Champion, Dr Marwa Hassan hosted a stand at the festival, where she helped to educate the public about biofilms and antimicrobial resistance.
January 28, 2020
In 2019, Microbiology Society Champions Amy Sterling and Chris Proctor took over the University of Ulster's Twitter account to support World Antibiotics Awareness Week. Here, they discuss what they did and why it is important to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance in a variety of formats.
January 16, 2020
It can take as long as five days to determine which antibiotic treatments are likely to be effective in clearing a bacterial infection. These long wait-times can lead to ineffective antibiotics being used, delaying patient recovery and contributing to the increase of antimicrobial resistance. But is there a better way? In this blog, Kerry Falconer PhD student at the University of St Andrews discusses her research.