Tag Archives: climate change

Cows on antibiotics release more methane from their dung

It’s a well-known fact that cattle and other livestock are responsible for releasing greenhouse gases like methane into the atmosphere. However, contrary to popular belief, it’s actually bovine burps, not farts, that are to blame. Methane from belching is a … Continue reading

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On the Horizon: an introduction

Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be publishing a collection of articles about emerging diseases in our On the Horizon series. In this first post, we spoke to David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London … Continue reading

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Can we use models to predict virus outbreaks?

Professor Matthew Baylis from the University of Liverpool will talk about his predictions for future impacts of climate change on infectious diseases of animals at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference today (21 March). If we can anticipate what will happen … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: April 2015

In 1677, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek had a letter published in the Royal Society’s journal Philosophical Transactions, which was the first paper to describe microbes, opening up the world of microbiology that we know today. This year is the 350th anniversary … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: October 2013

This month, I spoke to Dr Arwyn Edwards about his research into the microbiome of glaciers and the role that bacteria are playing in climate change. I also learnt how fertilizer production and nuclear fallout are affecting microbial diversity in … Continue reading

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