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Putting Evolution to the Test

Microbial Sciences

Putting Evolution to the Test

Microbes are great tools to study evolutionary biology.  The ability to carry out long term experiments in both model and complex systems, and derive genome information from progeny strains has...

Victor DiRita - avatar Victor DiRita Evolution, microbial sciences

Study Shows How Bacteria Spread from Sink Drainpipes to Patients

Press Releases

Study Shows How Bacteria Spread from Sink Drainpipes to Patients

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Association of Maternal HSV-2 Antibodies and Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk

mBiosphere

Association of Maternal HSV-2 Antibodies and Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk

A new mSphere study finds an association between pregnant women with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection and the risk of ASD in their children. 

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

TWiM Special: Q fever with Robert Heinzen

TWiM

TWiM Special: Q fever with Robert Heinzen

At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Robert Heinzen about the work of his laboratory on Q fever and its causative microbe, Coxiella burneti.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, Microbiology, biothreat, Q fever, Coxiella burneti

Antibiotic Resistance, Soap, and False Advertising

Microbial Sciences

Antibiotic Resistance, Soap, and False Advertising

We now know that antibacterial soaps do not protect from preventable illness better than regular soap, but beyond that, some of these products are even shown to have deleterious long-term...

Jennifer Brubaker - avatar Jennifer Brubaker antibiotic resistance, Microbiology, microbial sciences

Lecithin Enhances Antimicrobial Properties of the Essential Oil, Eugenol

Press Releases

Lecithin Enhances Antimicrobial Properties of the Essential Oil, Eugenol

Lecithin, a natural emulsifier commonly used in processed foods, synergistically enhances the antimicrobial properties of the natural essential oil, eugenol, but only when applied in very small quantities. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

You’re in Control: Talking with the First mSphereDirect-Published Author

mBiosphere

You’re in Control: Talking with the First mSphereDirect-Published Author

The first scientific report was recently accepted from an mSphereDirect submission, and we at ASM asked the senior scientist, Pat Schloss, about his experience.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Anything but academic - This Week in Microbiology

TWiM

Anything but academic - This Week in Microbiology

Live from the BioThreats 2017 conference, Vincent meets up with Catharine Bosio, Michael Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal to talk about careers for scientists beyond academia.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello careers, Microbiology, TWiM

Melioidosis: the Most Neglected Tropical Disease

mBiosphere

Melioidosis: the Most Neglected Tropical Disease

“This is a disease so neglected, it’s missing from the WHO list of neglected tropical diseases,” says melioidosis expert David Dance. What is melioidosis, and why was there a full...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Agar Art 2017 Contest Now Open

ASM News

Agar Art 2017 Contest Now Open

Since 2015, Agar Art has provided an outlet for the creativity of ASM members

Katherine Lontok - avatar Katherine Lontok

Faculty: You Too Can Benefit from the ASM Fellowship for Students

Education

Faculty: You Too Can Benefit from the ASM Fellowship for Students

The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) positively impacts students, sparking their interest in microbiology and helping them achieve success. But it’s not just students who benefit from the URF program...

Education - avatar Education Education, Mentoring, Fellowships

Cloning Competition Drives Student and Mentor Excellence

Education

Cloning Competition Drives Student and Mentor Excellence

The iGEM cloning competition offers unique opportunities for both students and mentors.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Richard Lenski - Evolution in a Flask

Interviews

Richard Lenski - Evolution in a Flask

Lenski's work with E. coli has also led him into the digital world. Using computers, Lenski can achieve precise, rapid results by manipulating digital organisms. Software that evolves much like...

Ray Ortega - avatar Ray Ortega video, interview, Evolution, antibiotic resistance, e coli

The Never-ending Vaccine Race

Microbes After Hours

The Never-ending Vaccine Race

Veteran medical journalist Meredith Wadman discusses her new book The Vaccine Race and Dr. April Killikelly, a scientist at NIH's Vaccine Research Center, discusses the latest tools and technologies used to...

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan Vaccines

National Institutes of Health FY 2018 Appropriations Statement

Statements and Testimony

National Institutes of Health FY 2018 Appropriations Statement

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the National Institutes of Health for FY 2018 to Congress. 

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Research and Development Budgets, Research Issues

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FY 2018 Appropriations Statement

Statements and Testimony

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FY 2018 Appropriations Statement

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for FY 2018 to Congress. 

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Research and Development Budgets, Research Issues

ASM’s Journal of Bacteriology Introduces New Collection of eBook Minireviews

Press Releases

ASM’s Journal of Bacteriology Introduces New Collection of eBook Minireview…

Three new eBook collections of minireviews are now available from the Journal of Bacteriology. These minireviews provide insight into recent advances in research on the bacterial cell, pathogenesis, and bacterial...

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

Viral arbitrium - TWiM 146

TWiM

Viral arbitrium - TWiM 146

Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss the finding of a prion in bacteria, and how communication between bacteria guides the decision between lysis and lysogeny.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, Microbiology, prion, Bacteria, Clostridium, quorum sensing, Bacillus, lysogeny

ASM Thank You Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding the Benefits of Vaccines

Statements and Testimony

ASM Thank You Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding the Benefits of Vac…

The ASM sent a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chair and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate's health committee and Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), chair and...

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Vaccines

Navigating a Science Policy Career: Interview with Kate Stoll, Senior Policy Advisor for the MIT Washington Office

Careers

Navigating a Science Policy Career: Interview with Kate Stoll, Senior Polic…

Are you interested in science policy? Dr. Katie Stoll, a Senior Policy Advisor, shares her career path, what she does in her current position, and how to be competitive for...

Adriana Bankston - avatar Adriana Bankston

Study Connects Maternal Response to Infection During Pregnancy with Increased Autism Risk

Press Releases

Study Connects Maternal Response to Infection During Pregnancy with Increas…

A new study adds to a growing body of research aimed at understanding how a mother’s body’s response to infection influences a growing fetus. In research published this week in...

Stephen Ornes - avatar Stephen Ornes

Listeria Infection Causes Early Pregnancy Loss in Primates

Press Releases

Listeria Infection Causes Early Pregnancy Loss in Primates

Researchers have discovered how Listeria monocytogenes, a common foodborne pathogen, travels through the mother’s body to fatally attack the placenta and fetus during early pregnancy in a macaque monkey.

Kendall Powell - avatar Kendall Powell

 

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