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December 9, 2022
A recent publication, 'A comprehensive list of bacterial pathogens infecting humans' in Microbiology provides a comprehensive list of every bacterial pathogen that infects humans. One of the authors, Dr Michiel Vos, takes us behind the paper and how he hopes the list can assist other microbiologists.
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.
January 2, 2019
Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journal Microbiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is "SrcA is a chaperone for the Salmonella SPI-2 type three secretion system effector SteD" and was chosen by Victor Cid.
November 1, 2018
Antibiotics were one of the most important medical discoveries of the 20th century. Before their discovery, infections of even small cuts had the potential to be fatal. What started with Fleming’s discovery of Penicillin in 1928 led to the development of the over 100 antibiotics we have today, fighting infections the world over.
February 2, 2017
Streptomyces bacteria are some of the most studied microbes on the planet. This genus of soil-dwelling organisms is best known for being prolific producers of many of the antibiotics that we use clinically. However, despite 70 years of study, they still have secrets left to discover.
August 10, 2016
A few days later than planned – but here are the highlights from the July issue.
July 26, 2016
It’s not just humans and animals that are affected by emerging diseases. In this latest addition to the On the Horizon series, we learn about a poorly understood bacterium that causes significant hardships to farmers across the world.
July 12, 2016
Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be publishing a collection of articles about emerging diseases in our On the Horizon series. In this first post, we spoke to David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, about the risks and reasons that these diseases emerge.