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  • motocross-5406287_1280

    Edie uncovers how microbes can shine light on dirt bike vandalism


    For her AMI-sponsored Summer Placement, forensic science student Edie Holmes joined a team investigating whether microbial profiling could be used to link dirt bikes to vandalised sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs). Here’s what happened.

  • Marten

    Carnivore gut microbes can predict health of wild ecosystems


    Gut microbes of wild marten (Martes americana) that live in relatively pristine natural habitat is distinct from the gut microbiome of wild marten that live in areas that are more heavily impacted by human activity, researchers have found. The finding highlights an emerging tool that will allow researchers and ...