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New Research On Wine Fermentation Could Lead To Better Bouquet

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New Research On Wine Fermentation Could Lead To Better Bouquet

Researchers investigated how yeasts manage and use the nitrogen available in an industrial environment—wine fermentation—to sustain their growth

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ASM on the Use of Preprints

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ASM on the Use of Preprints

ASM supports preprints but asserts the essential value of peer review to help validate the quality and trustworthiness of science, favoring an ecosystem where preprints and journals coexist and synergize

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A Microbial Death Star

Microbial Sciences

A Microbial Death Star

Believe it or not, there is a lot of similarity between the Star Wars saga and the battle that rages in AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis.    

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

The Public Good and the Public Funding of Science

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The Public Good and the Public Funding of Science

Given the enormous uncertainty and the long trek from discovery to commercial payback, relying on the private sector to carry the lion’s share of funding for basic research would bring...

Stefano Bertuzzi - avatar Stefano Bertuzzi

Researchers Devise Methods to Identify Transmission of Microbes from Mothers to Infants

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Researchers Devise Methods to Identify Transmission of Microbes from Mother…

Researchers in Italy have combined laboratory and novel computational techniques to systematically track the vertical transmission of microbes in a pilot study.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban vertical transmission, mother, infant, microbes

Outbreak of H7N2 Flu Virus in Cats

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Outbreak of H7N2 Flu Virus in Cats

Few people think of cats when they think of influenza virus carriers, but an H7N2 influenza outbreak has struck a Queens cat shelter. We discuss the ability of H7 influenza...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Peanuts and Probiotics

Microbial Sciences

Peanuts and Probiotics

Good for your gut… and your garden? Microbes can help (or hinder) plant growth and help modern agriculture get back to its roots.  

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan Probiotics, Rhizobia, phytopathogen, Food Microbiology

Cleverly Designed Tuberculosis Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

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Cleverly Designed Tuberculosis Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

A clever new tuberculosis vaccine tested in mice, could be the first new TB vaccine in a century.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

How to submit through mSphereDirect

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How to submit through mSphereDirect

How to submit your manuscript to mSphere through mSphereDirect, a faster way to publish your science that puts you in control.

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan mSphereDirect

Study Shows How Marine Microbes Recycle Iron From the Debris of Dead Algae

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Study Shows How Marine Microbes Recycle Iron From the Debris of Dead Algae

New research shows how bacteria claim heme, an iron-containing molecule in the ocean, directly from algal cells that have died and disintegrated.

Stephen Ornes - avatar Stephen Ornes

Dengue and Zika Virus Family Uses an Unexpected Approach to Hijack Human Cell Machinery

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Dengue and Zika Virus Family Uses an Unexpected Approach to Hijack Human Ce…

Researchers have discovered that flaviviruses use an unexpected mechanism to hijack the cell’s machinery to replicate themselves compared to many other RNA viruses.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

How to be a successful foodborne pathogen: step 1, grow on food

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How to be a successful foodborne pathogen: step 1, grow on food

A new report finds that Salmonella requires a specific pattern of gene expression to enable its persistent colonization on tomato plants, which helps it to be a successful foodborne pathogen.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Undergraduate Learning Assistants Make for Stronger Courses

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Undergraduate Learning Assistants Make for Stronger Courses

Many educators shy away from active learning in large groups of students because it takes extra hands to run the activities. Undergraduate Learning Assistants can provide the help you need.

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Phages Furnish Photosynthetic Fortifications - BacterioFiles 283

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Phages Furnish Photosynthetic Fortifications - BacterioFiles 283

Viruses infecting photosynthetic bacteria could transfer immunity to other viruses between their hosts.

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar phage

Clinical Microbiology Issues Update - January 2017

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Clinical Microbiology Issues Update - January 2017

The January Clinical Microbiology Issue Update Newsletter has beeen published by the Office of Public Affairs.

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All picornaviruses, all the time - TWiV 425

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All picornaviruses, all the time - TWiV 425

TWiV discusses a thermostable poliovirus empty capsid vaccine, and two cell genes that act as a switch between entry and clearance of picornavirus infection.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Virology

Third time’s a charm - TWiP 125

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Third time’s a charm - TWiP 125

TWiP solves the case of the Timber Worker with Severe Shaking Chills, and describe an experimental malaria vaccine comprising attenuated sporozoites produced by genetic engineering.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Parasites, Malaria

Balance Trees Reveal Microbial Niche Differentiation - mSystems

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Balance Trees Reveal Microbial Niche Differentiation - mSystems

By explicitly accounting for the compositional nature of 16S rRNA gene data through the concept of balances, balance trees yield novel biological insights into niche differentiation.

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan mSystems

How Life Changes Itself: The Read-Write Genome by James Shapiro, PhD

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How Life Changes Itself: The Read-Write Genome by James Shapiro, PhD

A lecture by James Shapiro, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, outlines some of the biological activities cells use for generating novel configurations of their read-write...

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan Evolution

Evidence-Based Tips and Tools for Your Science Classroom

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Evidence-Based Tips and Tools for Your Science Classroom

Educators teaching physiology, evolution, climate change, basic scientific/research literacy and other science topics can find resources in ASM’s open-access Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) as our scope extends...

Education - avatar Education JMBE, Education

5 Reasons Why Having Multiple Mentors Helps You

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5 Reasons Why Having Multiple Mentors Helps You

Who do you go to with questions on your career? Or when your PCR isn’t working? How about when you have a conflict with a coworker? Although it may be...

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Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - January

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Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - January

The Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities has published the January issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter.

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Researchers Use Innovative Methods to Study Vertical Transmission of Microbes

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Researchers Use Innovative Methods to Study Vertical Transmission of Microb…

Researchers found several identical bacterial strains in the microbiomes of both infants and their mothers that were distinct from those found in other infants or mothers, a sign of vertical...

Karen Blum - avatar Karen Blum

Apply by 1/20 for the Undergraduate Research Capstone Fellowship.

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Apply by 1/20 for the Undergraduate Research Capstone Fellowship.

Develop professional development skills, receive career advising & present research at ASM Microbe 2017 through the Capstone Fellowship.

Leah Gibbons - avatar Leah Gibbons

 

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