MicroNews September

Posted on September 30, 2020   by Laura Cox

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 a surge in plankton in the Arctic, using fungus to produce handbags and the microbiology behind June's mass elephant die-off. 

MicroNews September

 

Flu jabs limited due to high demand 
To find out more, check out the Flu Review episode of Microbe Talk. 

A massive surge in phytoplankton has researchers pondering the future of the Arctic

Phages: the tiny viruses that could help beat superbugs

Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus? 

That mushroom motorcycle jacket will never go out of style

Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria