Microbe Talk: MicroNews March

Posted on March 31, 2020   by Matt Bassett

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 the microbiome of turtles, how bacteria are being used to clean groundwater and a new way to tackle Candida auris. Links to the news stories discussed during this episode can be found below:

MicroNews March

 

Links to the news stories discussed during this episode can be found below: 

Bacteria capable of breaking down hard-to-recycle plastics: www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8157161/Polyurethane-eating-microbe-answer-plastic-pollution.html   

Improving cleanup of contaminated groundwater: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200325212201.htm  

Fighting cancer with fungi: www.genengnews.com/topics/bioprocessing/fighting-cancer-with-fungi/  

Scientists find new compound that kills Candida auris: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200325154054.htm  

What can be learned from the microbes on a turtle’s shell?:  www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200326144423.htm   

Hantavirus – no need to worry: https://www.newsweek.com/hantavirus-death-china-coronavirus-outbreak-1494099