HA solubility – email chat with Prof Brian Darvell

Brian Darvell is Honorary Professor at the Birmingham University School of Dentistry. He has been involved in research and teaching in Dental Materials Science since 1969.  His work has covered many areas, but his greatest interest (which started as his post-doc study in 1975) is the solubility of calcium phosphates, and especially that of hydroxyapatite. He … Continue reading HA solubility – email chat with Prof Brian Darvell

How bacteria and HA interact: A Live chat with Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa

In this live chat we spoke to Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa about their work using hydroxl apatite to concentrate bacteria.  Elaine is a Research Microbiologist at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. Greg is a Senior Principal Scientist at Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories. In 1997 they wrote a paper about using hydroxyl apatite to concentrate … Continue reading How bacteria and HA interact: A Live chat with Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa

Online Chat with Jennifer and Jonathan Bartley of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Nappy Science Gang are doing a joint project at the moment with Cardiff Catalysis Institute, partly funded by a grant from the Royal Society for Chemistry. We are trying to work out more about the mineral exoskeleton we found on some of the nappies we got tested last year. In this chat we talked to Jennifer … Continue reading Online Chat with Jennifer and Jonathan Bartley of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Bacterial Biofilms: Live Chat with Rob Hull

Biofilms form when bacteria adhere to a surface in a watery environment and secrete a slimy, glue-like substance. This substance forms a matrix that helps the bacteria stick to different types of material, including fabric, and provides them with environmental protection. The bacterial cells then form a colony, or group, within the matrix. Biofilms can … Continue reading Bacterial Biofilms: Live Chat with Rob Hull

NSG Live Chat with Chris Peters from “Sense About Science” and the Ask for Evidence Campaign. May 26th 2016

laurahobbs Hi Chris, thanks for coming to talk to us. It usually takes a few minutes to get going, so in the meantime would you mind telling us a little bit about you and what you do please? (I should warn you, there is a character limit on what will display in these boxes, but … Continue reading NSG Live Chat with Chris Peters from “Sense About Science” and the Ask for Evidence Campaign. May 26th 2016

Ask your questions about bacteria and other microbes

Dr Clare Taylor, a Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University, and also General Secretary of the Society for Applied Microbiology joined us for a live chat about micro-organisms - just how dirty are tea towels? What can we test? And how dangerous (or safe) are bacteria in your child's nappy? Clare's research is … Continue reading Ask your questions about bacteria and other microbes