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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

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

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

ASM Celebrates Women in the Microbial Sciences

Microbial Sciences

ASM Celebrates Women in the Microbial Sciences

By Amy Kullas | There have been many important contributions by females across the diverse scientific fields. Those listed below are a handful of the women who have made major...

Communications - avatar Communications Microbiology, microbial sciences

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

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...

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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

Listeria Infection Causes Early Pregnancy Loss in Primates

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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

Build Your Skills, Find Your People: Sign Up for the Microbe Academy for Professional Development

Education

Build Your Skills, Find Your People: Sign Up for the Microbe Academy for Pr…

As an undergrad, Floricel Gonzalez wasn’t sure that research was for her. She originally wanted to be a veterinarian, and had been told that research was a great way to...

Education - avatar Education Education, MAPD

Producing Potent Pathogen Prophylaxes - BacterioFiles 287

Bacteriofiles

Producing Potent Pathogen Prophylaxes - BacterioFiles 287

Polymer-coated bacteria make really good vaccines.

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Vaccines

Zika Experimental Science Team - TWiV 429

TWiV

Zika Experimental Science Team - TWiV 429

Vincent Racaniello meets with members of team ZEST at the University of Wisconsin Madison to discuss their macaque model for Zika virus pathogenesis.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Zika

Zika Experimental Science Team - TWiV 429

This Week in Virology

Zika Experimental Science Team - TWiV 429

Vincent Racaniello meets with members of team ZEST at the University of Wisconsin Madison to discuss their macaque model for Zika virus pathogenesis.

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan Zika

Publishing Zika

Zika Diaries

Publishing Zika

In response to ‘A Zika Paper’, in which I discussed my thoughts on the problems with scientific publishing, Kim from Stockholm wrote to TWiV. "This Zika Diary post really made...

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Zika, virus, Zika Virus, Zika Diaries

The Future of Virology: Virology in the 21st Century - Lynn Enquist, PhD

ASM Virtual Lectures

The Future of Virology: Virology in the 21st Century - Lynn Enquist, PhD

Virology is a constantly evolving and integrative subject that involves every living thing on earth. This lecture by Lynn Enquist, PhD, covers recent discoveries and explains why virology is important.

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan Virology

Future Priorities and Action Areas for NGS Research Identified at ASM NGS Coalition Meeting

Press Releases

Future Priorities and Action Areas for NGS Research Identified at ASM NGS C…

The NGS Steering Committee identified action areas for future NGS research activities to focus on, including surveillance, research gaps and priorities, bioinformatics, and communication and outreach. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

 

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