MicroNews November

Posted on November 29, 2019   by Matt Bassett

MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss some of the times microbiology has been in the news during the past month. In this episode, Matt and Laura discuss the differences in microbial diversity in rural and urban areas, climate change and its effect on otters and a piece of new research investigating how an emerging virus might affect frogs.

MicroNews November

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

Violet coral fungus seen in Wales
Abundance of microbe diversity key to healthy coastal ecosystem
Sea ice loss linked to spread of deadly virus
Urban houses could have higher diversity of fungus than rural houses
‘Velcro’ style test could spot Alzheimer’s years before symptoms develop
New species of ranavirus threatens frogs
Antibiotics price drop could reduce development of TB