MicroNews May

Posted on June 2, 2021   by Matt Bassett

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 way antibiotics work, a positive story about sea star wasting disease and the importance of soil-dwelling protists. 

MicroNews May

'Last resort' antibiotic pops bacteria like balloons
Faster than a PCR test: dogs detect Covid in under a second
A starfish is born: hope for key species hit by gruesome disease 
Microbes known as protists are understudied, but their impact on ecosystems could be huge
At last, a malaria vaccine has passed important clinical trials
Glyphosate inhibits symbiotic bacteria in the saw-toothed grain beetle