Category Archives: Podcast

Best videos and podcasts of 2016

We’ve been busy this year producing lots of multimedia content about microbiology! If you missed some of it the first time, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites below. Don’t forget, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel and to our podcast … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: November 2016

When pathogenic viruses pass from their animal reservoir into humans – known as ‘spillover events’ – the consequences can be severe. For example, it is thought that the West African Ebola outbreak began with an 18-month-old child in Guinea contracting … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: October 2016

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) building in Boston is a high-tech facility for the study of emerging, and re-emerging, microbial diseases of humans and animals. The building, part of Boston University, is equipped up to Biosafety level 4 … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: When a Scratch Can Kill

Last week, the ExCeL arena in London hosted New Scientist Live, a huge festival of science and technology. During the event the Microbiology Society collaborated with the Biochemical Society to organise a panel discussion about the problem of antimicrobial resistance … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: August 2016

I Contain Multitudes: An interview with Ed Yong   “Every one of us is a zoo in our own right – a colony enclosed within a single body. A multi-species collective. An entire world.” In this episode, we chat to … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk Extra: Handwashing and Healthcare-associated Infections

Every year, hundreds of millions of patients across the world are affected by Healthcare-associated Infections, according to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO). These infections can result from a surgery, or from the use of a medical device like … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk Extra: Killer Fungus

Fungal diseases cause an estimated 1.5 million deaths each year – more than malaria.  Despite this, fungi are often overlooked compared to other pathogens like bacteria and viruses. In this extra edition of the podcast, we sent Anand Jagatia along … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: June 2016

Dr Kate Rubins and the International Space Station On 6 July, the spacecraft Soyuz MS-01 is scheduled to blast-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, heading for the International Space Station (ISS). On board, will be Dr Kate Rubins, who, … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: May 2016

Meet Wolbachia – the bacteria that could rid the world of dengue Dengue is one of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. Around half of the entire planet’s population is at risk from dengue infection, which can lead to excruciating joint pain, haemorrhaging … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: April 2016

Can parasitic worms treat inflammatory diseases? In 2010, a medical case report was published about a man with inflammatory bowel disease. The man had a serious case of a condition called ulcerative colitis, and was facing the prospect of having a … Continue reading

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