Microbiology

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Does exposure to cold and flu viruses weaken or strengthen the immune system?
And is that answer different now in our Covid world? Linda Geddes looks at the evidence and talks to the experts

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Vast’ mass of microbes being released by melting glaciers
Bacteria can fertilise ecosystems but need to be studied closely to identify potential pathogens, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Australia gives world-first approval for faecal transplants to restore gut health
BiomeBank in Adelaide collects healthy genetic material from the microbiomes of donors to treat potentially deadly bacterial condition

Tory Shepherd

10, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Welcome to the ‘Pandemicene’: is Australia ready for the next pandemic?
After Covid experts predict more, possibly worse, pandemics. Some fear we haven’t yet learned the lessons of this one

Bianca Nogrady

04, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Invasive mosquito could disrupt Africa’s ‘landscape of malaria’ after cases rise
Insecticide-resistant newcomer caused unprecedented urban outbreak in Ethiopia and can survive the dry season, scientists say

Lizzy Davies

03, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Italian researchers find new recipe to extend life of fresh pasta by a month
Altering packaging process could allow pasta to be kept for 120 days, tackling food waste

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

02, Nov, 2022 @4:15 AM

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Immune system-evading hybrid virus observed for first time
Researchers found the RSV and influenza viruses fused together to form a new type of virus pathogen

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

24, Oct, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Autumn Covid numbers peak at lower levels in UK – but flu cases are on the up
Despite encouraging survey, UK scientists warn of emergence of serious variant, leading to parallel epidemic

Robin McKie, Science Editor

23, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Will there be a Covid winter wave in the UK? Here’s what the scientists think
Unlike previous waves fuelled by variants such as Alpha and Delta, the picture now is more complex

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

21, Oct, 2022 @2:45 PM

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How will long Covid play out over the coming years? Eight experts weigh in
The story of long Covid is just beginning, and no one knows how it will play out. Experts from around the world share their insights, questions and fears

Bianca Nogrady

15, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Covid: hopes for Oxford nasal vaccine dealt blow after poor trial results
Scientists ditch plans to develop nasal spray version of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in its current form

Ian Sample Science editor

10, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Immune reactions to severe Covid may trigger brain problems, study finds
Research suggests immune response may be cause of delirium and brain fog in Covid patients

Ian Sample Science editor

05, Oct, 2022 @12:00 AM

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