ASM General Meeting in New Orleans 2015

The risk of bacterial contamination in craft beer is high and beer spoilage bacteria can become a potential challenge for the growing craft brewing industry. Presenters will dicuss their research that showed that beer spoilage bacteria was found in 10 of 50 final product beer samples from four of the nine breweries tested in Houston.
Data confirms that there is transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms at Quinnipiac University and that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms.
Silver has recently been incorporated into a wide variety of consumer products including apparel, household appliances and even personal hygiene products. Presenters discuss how the antibacterial effectiveness of Agion silver zeolite technology was tested on door handles across the Penn State Erie campus and after four years of sampling, a significant difference was observed between the bacterial populations isolated from silver versus control-coated door handles.
Monday, 01 June 2015 17:13

ASM en Vivo 2015

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ASM2015 tiene "sabor Latino" con ASM ¡en vivo! Tendremos una sección solo en Español donde los anfitriones, Greetchen Díaz y Gary Toranzos (Mundo de los Microbios) conversarán con sus invitados sobre historia de la microbiología, secuenciación y microbios y desarrollo de vacunas. Les esperamos.
Panelists discuss how the skin can be a harsh environment for beneficial bacteria to live on and how these suboptimal conditions may cause some bacteria to enter a dormant state, while other bacteria may simply die. Guests: Sarah Cummins, Indiana University Dr. Jay Lennon, Indiana University.
Panelists discuss their preliminary results from a survey of 192 Oakland University undergraduate female students that revealed that although a vast majority of them are aware of the HPV vaccine, about 54% are not vaccinated. This indicates a lack of understanding about the consequences of an HPV infection.
Presenters will discuss prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases that was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town.
Panelists will discuss how much like the microbes in our gut, the plant microbiome also elicits a low-level immune response in the host plant. The researchers try to unravel the complexity of the plant microbiome to understand its functions and benefits to plant health.