Clinical studies represent the pinnacle of scientific endeavour in terms of proving whether a treatment has the effect we are all expecting. There are some very large studies that are ongoing and worth keeping a check on. The results could prove decisive for the future of any products or drugs that might make [...]Continue Reading →
Scientific conferences are a great opportunity to find out about the very latest discoveries in microbiology. Although announcements at these conferences might be accompanied by the publication of peer-reviewed papers, they are not always. This can make for some interesting debate and interpretation.
I will publish a growing list of conferences that have potential [...]Continue Reading →
Probiotic yoghurts are popular mainly because they come labelled with claims that they are good for you. Whether this is true or not is the focus of a considerable number of studies that are ongoing at the moment. A small study, published yesterday, suggests that the impact of these yoghurt cultures on the [...]Continue Reading →
Drugs sometimes work and sometimes don’t, despite having clinical evidence for their effectiveness and regulatory approval to be sold. Why? Some new research suggests that gut microbes might be in the frame. We check out the research and ask what now?Continue Reading →
Yes, fair play, there are quite a few blogs, websites, twitter feeds and plenty of news coverage out there about microbiology and how microbes might affect us. So, why do we need another blog?
Ever since my early days of training as a microbiologist, I have been acutely aware that if I couldn’t explain what [...]Continue Reading →
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Bringing context and meaning to interesting discoveries made about microbes and how they might affect us. Even more specifically, it is about investigating the science of microbiology and explaining what it means and what we should think about with respect to the latest microbial discoveries..
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Max Bingham. I'm a science writer and this is my channel for going on and on about a topic I think is fascinating. I worked for 10 years as a research scientist studying gut microbes. I have a PhD in gut microbiology. All opinions are mine, except when they're from a guest, and any waffle is just a great idea working itself out.