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Ash dieback disease: A plague on our ashes

Ash dieback is expected to kill millions of Britain’s ash trees over the next ten years. Caused by a fungus, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, the disease kills trees by spreading through the branches and strangling the vascular system. 859 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Surfer bums and antibiotic resistant bacteria

Are surfers at greater risk of being colonised by antibiotic resistant bacteria? Anne Leonard, a PhD student at the University of Exeter Medical School, is trying to find out.  325 more words

Clinical & Medical Microbiology

Do hand dryers spread viruses in public bathrooms?

Seeing someone leave a public toilet without washing their hands is enough to make your stomach turn, but how someone actually dries their hands also has important implications for public health, according to… 637 more words

Clinical & Medical Microbiology

Best of the blog 2015

Given that it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2015 and wave hello to 2016, it seems like the right moment to have a look back at some of the posts we’ve had on the blog and reflect on what a great year it’s been for us on… 647 more words

Clinical & Medical Microbiology

Bioremediation: The pollution solution?

Over the past few months, Rebecca Philp, a PhD student from the Pirbright Institute, has been working at the Microbiology Society as our Public Affairs intern. 967 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Microbes: Martian miners of the future?

In the world of ‘Emerging Tech’, asteroid mining is an idea that won’t go away. As we whittle away our resources here on Earth, many companies are looking to the orbiting lumps of rock in our Solar System as the next source of valuable metals and minerals. 650 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Arsenic in drinking water: Detecting a silent killer

Today at the Society’s Focused Meeting on Industrial Applications of Metal–Microbe Interactions, Dr Joanne Santini spoke about her group’s research into biosensors for arsenic contamination. 880 more words

Environmental Microbiology