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Basing a curriculum on discovery-based research

Education

Basing a curriculum on discovery-based research

If you are currently a microbiologist, chances are your introductory microbiology lab course syllabus hadn’t changed for decades. The course likely culminated in each student receiving an unknown bacterial sample...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Resistance to Drug Of Last Resort Found In Farm Animals In US

Press Releases

Resistance to Drug Of Last Resort Found In Farm Animals In US

Bacteria that carry a transmissible carbapenem resistance gene have been found in agricultural animals in the United States for the first time, a new study shows.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

Mechanism of Probiotic Health Promotion Revealed

Press Releases

Mechanism of Probiotic Health Promotion Revealed

New research now suggests that the health benefits arise from communication between the probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus paracasei, and the human host.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

Live screening of "Spillover: Zika, Ebola, & Beyond" with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.

ASM Videos

Live screening of "Spillover: Zika, Ebola, & Beyond" with a f…

Join ASM online for a live streaming of the film "Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond" and a discussion with filmmakers Aileen O'Hearn and James Barrat on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from...

Ray Ortega - avatar Ray Ortega microbes after hours, zika, SARS, Ebola, viruses, livestream

World AIDS Day 2016

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World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day 2016 gives us an opportunity to reflect on what progress has been made, and on what work still must be done

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Former ASM President to Leave White House for Wisconsin

ASM News

Former ASM President to Leave White House for Wisconsin

Jo Handelsman, a Yale University professor and associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will head Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Resources to Help You Teach About Communicable Disease and Immunity

Education

Resources to Help You Teach About Communicable Disease and Immunity

As World AIDS Day approaches, consider the following resources from ASM’s open-access Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) to help your students understand the mechanisms behind the spread of disease and...

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Why attend ABRCMS? Students describe their experiences

Education

Why attend ABRCMS? Students describe their experiences

Students are the focus of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) meeting, held most recently November 9-12, 2016, in Tampa, Florida. Undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students make up...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Resources for Safe Food Preparation this Thanksgiving

Press Releases

Resources for Safe Food Preparation this Thanksgiving

Check out ASM's Safety Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

Advancing Antibiotic Discovery

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Advancing Antibiotic Discovery

The value of sharing information    

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Peter Palese Featured in Public Radio Broadcast

ASM News

Peter Palese Featured in Public Radio Broadcast

WNYC broadcast features virologist’s quest for a better flu vaccine

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Of mice and MERS - TWiV 418

ASM Podcasts

Of mice and MERS - TWiV 418

A new animal model for MERS coronavirus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the mouse gene encoding an ortholog of the virus receptor.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Virology, viruses, coronavirus, crisprcas9, MERS, CRISPR

Hijacker Heightened Hyphal Heterogeneity - BacterioFiles 279

ASM Podcasts

Hijacker Heightened Hyphal Heterogeneity - BacterioFiles 279

Fungi control their cell's growth and division with a protein from a virus, unlike all other kinds of eukaryote!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Fungi, viruses, eukaryotes

ASM Members Elledge and Ohsumi Win Breakthrough Prize

ASM News

ASM Members Elledge and Ohsumi Win Breakthrough Prize

Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School and 2016 Nobel laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi are 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences awardees 

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High-Fat Holiday Food and the Yo-Yo diet: Are microbes to blame for your weight re-gain?

Microbial Sciences

High-Fat Holiday Food and the Yo-Yo diet: Are microbes to blame for your we…

When you gain weight, you gain changes in microbes and metabolism too. But they’re harder to get rid of than those last five pounds ever were.

Monika Buczek - avatar Monika Buczek microbiome, Food Microbiology, flavonoids, fecal transplant

Next Steps to Eradication by Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD

ASM Videos

Next Steps to Eradication by Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD

Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, gives a presentation on what the next steps are to eradication of HIV and AIDS...

Ray Ortega - avatar Ray Ortega video, HIV, AIDS

Small town, big science - TWiM 140

ASM Podcasts

Small town, big science - TWiM 140

At the Hamilton, Montana Performing Arts Center, Vincent speaks with three local high school graduates and two high school teachers about how Rocky Mountain Laboratories influenced school science programs and...

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In search of a better diagnostic assay to identify emerging fungal pathogen Candida auris

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In search of a better diagnostic assay to identify emerging fungal pathogen…

Misdiagnosis can lead to severe consequences for patients, and is a serious clinical issue. The newly emerging fungal pathogen Candida auris requires higher doses of antifungal medications to treat an infection...

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Informational Interviewing: A Method to Research Your Career Options

Careers

Informational Interviewing: A Method to Research Your Career Options

Informational interviewing is a teachnique to learn about possible career paths for you. They will help you gather information about a career field, an organization, one’s career path, that position’s...

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Curbing HIV through Combination Prevention Programs in Botswana

Around the World

Curbing HIV through Combination Prevention Programs in Botswana

In 2000, Botswana had one of the highest rates of HIV worldwide with an estimated 35% HIV-infected adults. Botwana’s then President Festus Mogae even acknowledged at the AIDS Conference held...

International Affairs - avatar International Affairs PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS, Botswana, UNAIDS 909090, AIDSfree generation

ASM Delivers “Gift of Knowledge” to Ethiopia with Microbiology Mentoring Program

Around the World

ASM Delivers “Gift of Knowledge” to Ethiopia with Microbiology Mentoring Pr…

Clinical microbiology laboratories are on the front lines of the fight against infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and related opportunistic infections, and in places like Ethiopia, the need for high-quality...

International Affairs - avatar International Affairs Ethiopia, CDCEthiopia, PEPFAR, microbiology mentoring, BahirDar regional laboratory

Once a Dream, Now a Reality: Accelerating Access to HIV Testing in Cote d’Ivoire

Around the World

Once a Dream, Now a Reality: Accelerating Access to HIV Testing in Cote d’I…

“In 1998, HIV was something hiding. No one was talking about it,” says Dr. Christiane Adje-Toure, Laboratory Director of RETRO-CI and Laboratory Branch Chief of CDC-Cote d’Ivoire. Indeed, fear and...

International Affairs - avatar International Affairs Cote D'Ivoire, EID/VL, HIV/AIDS, molecular diagnostics, containerized molecular laboratories

 

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