MicroNews May

Posted on May 29, 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. This episode, Laura and Matt discuss how microbiologists are working to improve the pneumococcus vaccine, the new species of fungus discovered through the power of social media and how microbes could be used to reduce coral bleaching.
 

MicroNews May

 

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

Coral bleaching: scientists 'find way to make coral more heat-resistant'

Pollution affects underground microbial communities

How to improve the pneumococcus vaccine

New species of fungus discovered through Twitter

Bumble bee disease, reproduction shaped by flowering strip plants

Immunity to coronaviruses: what do we know so far? (Read the full review in the Journal of General Virology)