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January 20, 2020
The Microbiology Society and the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) co-hosted a collaborative one-day workshop, titled ‘Bridging the clinical-research gap’ in London on 21 November 2019. The aim of this event was to bring academic and clinical microbiologists together to find ways to collaborate meaningfully, with an ultimate goal of improving the translation of research in infection prevention and control. Here, Dr Karen Robinson discusses her experience at the event.
Poo and puns: recent representations of faecal microbiota transplants in English-language news media
July 30, 2019
Bacteria, germs, poo...these are words that normally don't evoke images of health and happiness. The relationship between humans and bacteria is often understood as a combative one. Bacteria are an enemy that must be fought and we have been fighting them for many years. We have been fighting them in the toilets, we have been fighting them in the kitchens and we have been fighting them in hospitals. All the while bacteria have been mounting a resistance to the weaponry – such as antibiotics – we use to fight them. And so, the fight goes on.
May 22, 2019
Researchers from Maynooth University have been using larvae as a model to examine the progress of Staphylococcus aureus infection. Here, PhD student Gerard Sheehan discusses his research which has recently been published in the journal Microbiology.
March 22, 2019
Sunday 24 March marks World Tuberculosis Day. On this day in 1882, Robert Koch announced he had discovered the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), which was a major development in understanding the disease and working towards finding treatment options. In this post, we discuss TB research with Professor Tanya Parrish, Editor-in-Chief of the Society's flagship journal, Microbiology, and Head of the TB Discovery Research Group at the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) in the US.
March 18, 2019
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing a comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Professor Vincent Cattoir has selected an outstanding paper from the March issue to highlight as Editor’s Choice. The paper, titled 'Agmatine accumulation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates confers antibiotic tolerance and dampens host inflammation' discusses the role of agmatine, a molecule produced by P. aeruginosa, on antibiotic resistance and the host immune response.
January 23, 2019
Last year, the Microbiology Society and Amazing Microbiology Nepal once again collaborated to host a number of activities. Society Champion, Manoj Pradhan, is the person behind Amazing Microbiology Nepal, which is primarily a Facebook group. Members of this group share ideas and also organise events, workshops and conferences.
February 24, 2016
It’s a well-known fact that the number of bacteria in, and on, a person outnumber the actual human cells present by 10:1, right? While this ratio often appears on presentation slides across the world, is it actually true? In this month’s podcast, Anand spoke to Professor Ron Milo from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who has recently co-authored a Cell paper that is examining this well-used estimate to see if it holds up…
May 12, 2015
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition that affects around 10,000 people in the UK.