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  1. Using frog foam to deliver antibiotics

    23 March 2016

    Today, at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference in Liverpool, scientists will show that the foam made by Trinidadian frogs represents a new, non-toxic antibiotic delivery system that may help to prevent infections.

  2. Unaccounted for Arctic microbes appear to be speeding up glacier melting

    23 March 2016

    Today, at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference in Liverpool, scientists will reveal how Arctic microbes are increasing the rate at which glaciers melt, in a process not accounted for in current climate change models.

  3. Parliamentary Committee report exposes weaknesses in UK response to Ebola

    25 January 2016

    Today, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee published the report from their inquiry entitled Science in Emergencies: UK Lessons from Ebola, which makes wide-ranging recommendations to the Government to improve the UK’s preparedness for, and response during, future infectious disease outbreaks.

  4. The Society for General Microbiology fully launches its new journal, Microbial Genomics

    16 July 2015

    Today, the Society for General Microbiology is announcing the full launch of Microbial Genomics (MGen), the Society’s first fully open access journal that incorporates an open data policy.

  5. Society for General Microbiology announces new Editors-in-Chief

    1 July 2015

    Today, the Society for General Microbiology is announcing two new Editors-in-Chief (EiC) who are joining the Society’s growing stable of publications. Dr Tanya Parish will be the new EiC of Microbiology, while Professor Mark Harris will be the new Co-EiC of the Journal of General Virology.

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