Category Archive: Bacteria

Bacteria Wars: the scientist strikes back

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By Kruti Shrotri Bacterial infections are becoming a serious threat to society as the bacteria that cause them become increasingly resistant to our current antibiotics. Earlier this year, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame… Continue reading

Shine bright like a dinoflagellate

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By Anna Tiley We are constantly surrounded by bright artificial light emitted from our phones, computers, cars and light bulbs. Yet what if we could read by the light of a bacteria-powered bulb?… Continue reading

The changing flora of obesity

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By Lauren Hoskin It has long been known that human bodies do not exist as a single organism. In fact, we go to bed each night with 100 trillion microbes tucked up cosily… Continue reading

The Gangs of Sink City

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By Lauren Hoskin Unbeknownst to the average person, biofilms are encountered on a daily basis. These microbiologist’s nightmares are the slime living beneath your toilet seat, the muck in your drain pipes, the… Continue reading

Badger cull? TB or not TB…

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By Lauren Hoskin During 2011, 34,000 cattle were slaughtered due to the rising problem of widespread bovine TB. This disease, which has been becoming increasingly more common in livestock across the South West… Continue reading

MRS. A WHO??

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By Lauren Hoskin So, most people have heard of the infamous MRSA, but how many people actually know what it is? MRSA is short for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, so let’s find out… Continue reading