Category: Bacteriology

New antibiotics needed: WHO priority pathogens

Bacteria are becoming resistant to antimicrobial medicines at an alarming rate. As antibiotics are used to treat infections, bacteria are able to adapt to survive, particularly when antibiotics are used inappropriately, or the full...

Willie Russell obituary

Willie Russell, molecular virologist and supporter of the Microbiology Society: an obituary. Written with thanks to Professor Richard Randall and Willie’s friends and family Willie Russell, who was emeritus Professor of Virology at the...

Wolbachia: The mosquito manipulator

Using mosquitoes infected with bacteria sounds like a strange way to prevent the spread of disease, but that is exactly how scientists have been making headlines in Australia, Florida and Brazil. In an effort...

New microbes found in cars, termites, and the Mariana Trench

Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are some of the new species that have been discovered...

A Quick Guide to the Female Genitalia

Being able to experience great sex is an important part of any relationship, and a relationship that experiences great sex is an important goal in your personal development. A greater knowledge of sex is...

Bard Avaulta Infection and Dangers

Over the past three years, the FDA has received more than 1,000 reports from nine different surgical mesh manufacturers of complications with their devices. These devices, used to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress...

Red Penis Woes: 7 Causes and How to Deal

A red penis is generally not a happy penis. When the penis is not erect, penile redness can be quite painful. In addition to discoloration and pain, this delicate skin can be sore to...