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This Is ASM

Membership Videos

This Is ASM

A 4-minute overview of ASM’s mission, members and accomplishments. Originally aired at ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. This video covers the depth and breadth of the great research and...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Oncolytic Viral Therapies Offer One-Two Punch to Fight Glioblastoma

Microbial Sciences

Oncolytic Viral Therapies Offer One-Two Punch to Fight Glioblastoma

Currently available therapies are unable to extend glioblastoma patient survival past 20 months following diagnosis, so researchers are turning to viruses to help battle these tricky, invasive tumors.

Rita Algorri - avatar Rita Algorri

CRISPR-Cas immune systems - TWiM 184

TWiM

CRISPR-Cas immune systems - TWiM 184

Sam Sternberg discusses his work on exploring and exploiting CRISPR-Cas immune systems, beginning as a graduate student with Jennifer Doudna, at a biotech start-up, and in his laboratory at Columbia...

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, CRISPR, CRISPRCas

Using yeast to generate new chocolate and beer flavors with Kevin Verstrepen

Meet the Microbiologist

Using yeast to generate new chocolate and beer flavors with Kevin Verstrepe…

You may know that beer is fermented, but did you know making chocolate requires a fermentation step? Kevin Verstrepen discusses how his lab optimizes flavor profiles of the yeast used...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf MTM, fermentation, Food Microbiology, yeast

New Technologies Aid Clinical Microbiologists and Mean New Career Opportunities

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

New Technologies Aid Clinical Microbiologists and Mean New Career Opportuni…

New technologies mean change for clinical microbiology diagnostic laboratories, but they also present opportunities for career growth. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

ASM’s Agar Art Contest Featured on CBS News

ASM News

ASM’s Agar Art Contest Featured on CBS News

ASM’s Agar Art contest was the focus of a report on the CBS News streaming network 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

If You Give a Baby a Bath, and More Microbial Myths

Microbial Sciences

If You Give a Baby a Bath, and More Microbial Myths

A followup to the “Microbial Myths” Youtube video that examines what the literature has to say about microwaving sponges, bathing newborns, and using Bunsen burners as a part of aseptic...

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan

Digesting the Indigestible: How Microbes are Chewing up our Big Plastic Problem

Microbial Sciences

Digesting the Indigestible: How Microbes are Chewing up our Big Plastic Pro…

As global plastic waste increases, science turns to specialized microbes to degrade previously non-degradable plastics.

Monika Buczek - avatar Monika Buczek plastic, Environment, enzyme

Just Small Adults? Pediatric Considerations in Clinical Microbiology

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Just Small Adults? Pediatric Considerations in Clinical Microbiology

There are many unique aspects to neonatal and pediatric clinical microbiology: sometimes a test is a bigger deal in kids than in adults, sometimes it’s a smaller deal - and...

Thea Brennan-Krohn - avatar Thea Brennan-Krohn

bioRxiv

bioRxiv Subject Collection: Microbiology

 
Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Deadly Brain Cancer

Press Releases

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Deadly Brain Cancer

An international team of researchers has successfully deployed a Zika virus vaccine to target and kill human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells, which had been transplanted into mice. In a...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

What Your Laboratory Can Do Regarding the VITEK 2 AST Card Recall

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

What Your Laboratory Can Do Regarding the VITEK 2 AST Card Recall

BioMérieux has recently recalled some of their antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) cards for gram-positive bacteria using the VITEK 2 system. To answer questions regarding use of Vitek 2 AST cards...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Accessory found guilty in DC - TWiV 511

TWiV

Accessory found guilty in DC - TWiV 511

Ned Landau joins the TWiV team to discuss restriction of HIV replication by SAMHD1, and a viral antagonist that can be used to produce a dendritic cell vaccine.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, viruses, AIDS, vaccine

Microbiome Serves as Sentinel for Nerve Gas Exposure

Press Releases

Microbiome Serves as Sentinel for Nerve Gas Exposure

Exposure to banned nerve agents remains a major public health concern globally. One main problem is the difficulty of determining whether an exposure has occurred. Now, a new study demonstrates...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Ant-appetising slime balls - TWiP 158

TWiP

Ant-appetising slime balls - TWiP 158

The case of the Thai Woman With Red Bumps, and a master manipulator contacts ant brain tissue to control its behavior.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiP, parasitology, ticks, dendriticum

Key Figure in Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Scientific Community to Speak at ASM Conference

Press Releases

Key Figure in Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Scientific Community to Speak at…

Dr. Juan S. Ramirez Lugo, a plenary speaker at ASM’s 2018 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), has mobilized a funding program to preserve and restore the Puerto...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Carrier Status Matters in Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Press Releases

Carrier Status Matters in Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is believed to be one of the most contagious pathogens of animals in its acute form; however, there is still controversy over whether it is transmissible...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

How to Prioritize Projects in a Corporate Company

Careers

How to Prioritize Projects in a Corporate Company

Prioritization is something we all do daily, yet most of us never take time to formally develop the skill. We choose to go with our gut feeling, or what “makes...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

Laboratory Practices Subcommittee Offers Help with VITEK 2 Gram Positive AST Cards Recall

Statements and Testimony

Laboratory Practices Subcommittee Offers Help with VITEK 2 Gram Positive AS…

VITEK 2 Gram-Positive AST Cards Recalled Due to False Results for Some MRSA Strains: What Can Your Laboratory Do?

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

Where Did Zika Go (and Will it Come Back)?

Microbial Sciences

Where Did Zika Go (and Will it Come Back)?

In 2016, stories of Zika filled news headlines, causing concern to mothers, travelers and anyone living in mosquito-inhabited areas. But in the last year, the (mosquito) buzz has significantly died...

Monika Buczek - avatar Monika Buczek

Photon Factors Favor Fancy Fuels - BacterioFiles 355

Bacteriofiles

Photon Factors Favor Fancy Fuels - BacterioFiles 355

Engineering yeast to control their metabolism using light and dark for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Biofuels, yeast, Synthetic Biology

Coral Reefs in Crisis! A Discussion with Rebecca Vega-Thurber

microTalk

Coral Reefs in Crisis! A Discussion with Rebecca Vega-Thurber

How climate change is driving the death of coral reefs, and how the bacteria and viruses associated with the reef influence its health.

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose microtalk, corals, coral reefs

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