Tag Archives: Microbiome

Summer Science Exhibition: Guardians of the Gut

This week, Dr Lindsay Hall and her research group from the Quadram Institute are exhibiting ‘Guardians of the Gut’ at The Royal Society’s prestigious ‘Summer of Science’ event.  The event is running from 2-8 July and is expected to receive … Continue reading

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World Microbiome Day: Journals Collection

The study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. In celebration of World Microbiome Day on 27 June, the Microbiology Society and the British Society for Immunology have collaborated to curate a freely-available collection … Continue reading

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Science in Parliament: Unlocking the Microbiome

In the new issue of Science in Parliament magazine, our Policy Team write about the Microbiology Society’s Unlocking the Microbiome report, which outlines opportunities and challenges of microbiome research for health, agriculture, environment and biotechnology, reposted here. Science in Parliament is the magazine of … Continue reading

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Podcast: Good Germs, Bad Germs

Have you ever wondered about the kinds of microbes that are present in your kitchen? In the fruit bowl or the fridge, on your chopping boards or cleaning cloths? Good Germs Bad Germs is a citizen science project from the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Grants: Eliminating plasmids for antibiotic resistance

Each year, the Microbiology Society awards a number of Research Visit Grants that enable our members to work in another laboratory anywhere in the world. PhD student Alessandro Lazdins fom the University of Birmingham writes about his trip to Sydney earlier this … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Grants: Do tardigrades have a microbiome?

Each year, the Microbiology Society awards a number of grants that enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during the summer vacation. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting a series of articles from students who were awarded … 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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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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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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Mapping the microbes in your mouth

Scientists from the Forsyth Institute have managed to visualise communities of bacteria in the human mouth, showing their spatial organisation for the first time in “microbial maps”. The maps could help scientists understand the interactions between different oral bacteria and … Continue reading

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