Microbe Talk: MicroNews July

Posted on July 31, 2020   by Microbiology Society

MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss microbiology in the news over the last month. As COVID-19 is taking over the news elsewhere, we decided to focus on other stories from the microbial world, including parasitic fungi with behaviour-changing effects, medieval medicines and the smell of sweat.
 

MicroNews July

Return of the zombie cicadas: manipulative qualities of fungal-infected flyers

Caterpillar fungus on brink of extinction

Medieval medicine remedy could provide new treatment for modern day infections

Turmeric could have antiviral properties

Deep sea microbes dormant for 100 million years are hungry and ready to multiply

The biological mechanism behind body odour