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January 7, 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, Norman Fry, Co-Editor-in-Chief of JMM, has selected an outstanding paper from the January issue to highlight as Editor’s Choice. The paper, titled ‘Molecular characterisation of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates in Malaysia between 1981 and 2016’, discusses the changes in the microbial populations that cause diphtheria in Malaysia.
April 26, 2018
Last winter’s flu season was widely covered as having put huge pressure on the NHS, with reports the NHS is being thrown into ‘crisis’. What went wrong? And how can the NHS be supported in the future?
October 3, 2016
Each year, the Microbiology Society awards a number of grants that enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during the summer vacation. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting a series of articles from students who were awarded Harry Smith Vacation Studentships this summer. This week is Megan Davies, a second year student from the University of Sheffield.
September 30, 2016
Last week, the ExCeL arena in London hosted New Scientist Live, a huge festival of science and technology. During the event the Microbiology Society collaborated with the Biochemical Society to organise a panel discussion about the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) entitled ‘When A Scratch Can Kill’. We recorded the panel for the podcast, and Andy Day, our Public Affairs Intern tells us more about the event, below.
August 11, 2016
Every year, hundreds of millions of patients across the world are affected by Healthcare-associated Infections, according to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO). These infections can result from a surgery, or from the use of a medical device like a catheter, for example, and cause significant mortality and economic losses.
July 21, 2016
On the Horizon is the Society’s blog series on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. For this article, we spoke to Dr Lina Moses from Tulane University in New Orleans about Lassa fever, a viral infection spreading across parts of West Africa.
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.
July 5, 2016
Antarctica is the only continent on Earth without a native human population. But at any one time, there are still thousands of people living there, most of them scientists. During the course of their research, it’s inevitable that these scientists will produce human waste. So where does all this sewage go?