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Strep A: what you need to know
December 6, 2022
With a notable increase in serious Step A cases in the UK this year and concern over the risk to young children, we asked three expert Microbiology Society members to answer some common questions about Strep A.
Mining the Microbiome 2022: Journal of Medical Microbiology Outstanding Science Prize winners
November 1, 2022
In October, we hosted the Microbiome and mucosa-associated infectious disease: Mining for antimicrobials and postbiotics with therapeutic potential Focused Meeting at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. At the meeting, we awarded two poster prizes for Outstanding Science, sponsored by the Journal of Medical Microbiology.
Microbe Talk: Manuka honey could help treat a deadly drug-resistant lung infection
September 12, 2022
In this episode of Microbe Talk, Charlie talks to Dr Jonathan Cox about his team's newly published research on a surprising use for Manuka honey.
You can read the full paper in Microbiology online.
New antibiotics needed: Streptococcus pneumoniae
November 22, 2019
As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we are continuing our New Antibiotics Needed blog series detailing the twelve pathogens thought by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to pose the greatest threat to human health. Next on the list is Streptococcus pneumoniae.
New antibiotics needed: Acinetobacter baumannii
November 18, 2019
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ‘12 Priority Pathogens’: a list of twelve microbes that are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobials. These twelve pathogens are thought by WHO to pose the greatest threat to human health. To promote awareness during Antibiotics Awareness Week, we will be publishing three more blogs in our New Antibiotics Needed blog series starting with Acinetobacter baumannii.
Microbe Talk: Improving the lifespan of antibiotics in Canada
August 9, 2019
This month on the podcast, we spoke with Dr Mayri Alessandra Diaz De Rienzo, Ale for short, who is lecturer in Biotechnology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Ale is currently in Quebec, Canada, visiting the lab of Professor Eric Déziel on a Microbiology Society Research Visit Grant. Ale has travelled to Canada to research how biosurfactants can work with antibiotics to make infections easier to treat, and how they might be able to improve the lifespan of antibiotics.
Microbe Talk: MicroNews July
July 26, 2019
This is the first episode of MicroNews, where we discuss the times microbiology and microbiologists have been on TV, in the papers and trending online. This month, Laura and Matt talk about the HPV vaccine, fungal diseases and antimicrobial resistance. We also hear from Professor Sally Bloomfield who talks about the link between allergies and hygiene.
Can we evolve our own antimicrobials?
July 17, 2019
Our antimicrobials are slowly being rendered useless. Could it be that we have been producing outdated antimicrobials, while the organisms that naturally produce them have been continuously adapting and changing them? I am a master’s student at Imperial College London, and I have been researching this topic for the past nine months to try and find some answers.