MicroNews February

Posted on February 26, 2021   by Laura Cox

MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss some of the times microbes and microbiology have been in the news over the last month. Listen to Matt and Laura discussing the role of lizards in controlling Lyme disease, the fungus causing an amphibian apocalypse and how microbes could be used for green building materials.

MicroNews February

 

Amphibian 'plague' could be prevented using bacteria from surviving frogs
Lizards may be protecting people from Lyme disease in the southeastern United States
Let the immune cell see the virus: Scientists discover unique way to target common virus
Bricks made from mushrooms could soon replace cement because they self-repair and produce less planet-heating carbon
Bizarre, bloblike motion of microscopic creature may give clues to early animal movement