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ESKAPE pathogens expressing mcr-1 have varying colistin resistance phenotypes

mBiosphere

ESKAPE pathogens expressing mcr-1 have varying colistin resistance phenotyp…

Scientists now know that colistin resistance is much more widespread than previously thought. A new Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report demonstrates that the same gene, mcr-1, can confer different levels of...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

High-Impact Practices in Microbiology Education

Teaching Microbiology

High-Impact Practices in Microbiology Education

The LEAP Initiative identifies 10 evidence-based, high-impact educational practices that support the success of undergraduate students. At ASM Microbe 2017, several faculty members shared their LEAP-influenced best practices for improving student...

Education - avatar Education Education

ASM Advocacy

Public Policy

ASM Advocacy

ASM is asking members to contact their Congressional Representatives about FY 2018 funding for federal agencies that support microbial sciences funding.

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Research and Development Budgets

Point-of-Care Diagnostics via Molecular Tests

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Point-of-Care Diagnostics via Molecular Tests

Point-of-care diagnostic testing is quickly advancing, in part due to advances in molecular testing. Our latest Bugs & Drugs post provides resources for keeping up-to-date with the latest molecular tests...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Paintings are a canvas for microbial life

Microbial Sciences

Paintings are a canvas for microbial life

As paintings age, they accumulate volatile hydrocarbons, dead or living cells, dust that breed fungal spores, and bacteria. This agglomeration of material serves as a nutrient source for a number...

Jennifer Tsang - avatar Jennifer Tsang Bacillus, Proteobacteria

Agricultural antibiotic usage selects for antibiotic-resistant soil bacteria

mBiosphere

Agricultural antibiotic usage selects for antibiotic-resistant soil bacteri…

A new Applied and Environmental Microbiology report demonstrates that farm practices can directly lead to development of novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms in soil microbes. The scientific team used functional metagenomics...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Rigor, lotteries, and moonshots - TWiM 154

TWiM

Rigor, lotteries, and moonshots - TWiM 154

TWiM speaks with Arturo Casadevall about his thoughts on the pathogenic potential of a microbe, rigorous science, funding by lottery, and moonshot science.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, pathogens, Microbiology

Cholera Cases Increase in Yemen: More ASM Resources on Cholera Research

mBiosphere

Cholera Cases Increase in Yemen: More ASM Resources on Cholera Research

The cholera epidemic in Yemen has sickened 100,000 people and threatens to spread further. Researchers are hard at work, studying antibiotic resistance and disease mechanisms in Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Behind the Scenes with Microbe 2017 co-Chair Robin Patel

mBiosphere

Behind the Scenes with Microbe 2017 co-Chair Robin Patel

Microbe 2017 co-Chair Dr. Robin Patel sits down to discuss the Microbe program and tips on how attendees should prepare.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

New Report Discusses Role of Point-of-Care Testing in Changing Diagnostic Paradigms

Press Releases

New Report Discusses Role of Point-of-Care Testing in Changing Diagnostic P…

The American Academy of Microbiology has released a new report on point-of-care (POC) and near-patient testing and changing diagnostic paradigms in microbiology. Technology for diagnosing infectious diseases in patients is...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications diagnostics, academy, report

Colistin testing – are we whacked out?

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Colistin testing – are we whacked out?

The ever-changing CLSI recommendations for colistin testing (and one lab director’s endless frustration with this!) are reviewed.

Romney Humphries - avatar Romney Humphries

Fusing Design and Science, ASM’s Agar Art Contest is Back for Round Three

Press Releases

Fusing Design and Science, ASM’s Agar Art Contest is Back for Round Three

The American Society for Microbiology has announced winners for their 3rd annual Agar Art contest

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Siderophores: Bacterial Swiss army knives

Microbial Sciences

Siderophores: Bacterial Swiss army knives

The multi-faceted nature of siderophores begins with the simple element iron, where does it end?

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan siderophore

Fungal Toxins Easily Become Airborne, Creating Potential Indoor Health Risk

Press Releases

Fungal Toxins Easily Become Airborne, Creating Potential Indoor Health Risk

Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings, which likely have implications for “sick building syndrome,” were published...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

ASM Letter to Congress Regarding FY 2018 Funding for the NSF

Statements and Testimony

ASM Letter to Congress Regarding FY 2018 Funding for the NSF

ASM sent a letter to members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies regarding funding for the National Science Foundation. The ASM asked...

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Research and Development Budgets

Q&A with Debra Myers: A Chief Technologist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Careers

Q&A with Debra Myers: A Chief Technologist at Penn State Hershey Medica…

How do you seek out mentors in a clinical microbiology lab? What are some reputable resources to use? Debra Myers, a Microbiology Chief Technologist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

Embryonated eggs of wisdom - TWiP 135

TWiP

Embryonated eggs of wisdom - TWiP 135

TWiP solves the case of the Woman from Colorado With Loose Stools, and explains how single-sex infection with female Schistosoma mansoni reduces hepatic fibrosis.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Schistosoma mansoni, hepatic fibrosis

Get funded. Attend the Grant Writing Online Course

ASM News

Get funded. Attend the Grant Writing Online Course

Learn the basics of grant writing and receive personalized feedback on sections of your grant when you attend ASM’s online course.

Leah Gibbons - avatar Leah Gibbons

La Viroterapia Oncolítica con Leonardo Valdivieso - MdlM 120

Mundo de los Microbios

La Viroterapia Oncolítica con Leonardo Valdivieso - MdlM 120

Hoy entrevistamos al flamente doctor Leonardo Valdivieso, quien completó su doctorado en la Universidad de Rutgers.

Gary Toranzos - avatar Gary Toranzos Mundo de los Microbios, podcast

ASM Letter to Congress Regarding Department of Energy FY 2018 Funding

Statements and Testimony

ASM Letter to Congress Regarding Department of Energy FY 2018 Funding

The ASM sent a letter to members of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development on FY 2018 funding for the DOE’s Office of Science asking...

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Research and Development Budgets

Bacteria Boost Bone Buildup - BacterioFiles 298

Bacteriofiles

Bacteria Boost Bone Buildup - BacterioFiles 298

Gut microbes can even affect formation/remodeling of bones.

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar microbiome

Old sins die hard - TWiV 446

TWiV

Old sins die hard - TWiV 446

The TWiV hosts review an analysis of gender parity trends at virology conferences, and the origin and unusual pathogenesis of the 1918 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Influenza

Antibiotics Promote Resistance on Experimental Croplands

Press Releases

Antibiotics Promote Resistance on Experimental Croplands

Canadian researchers have generated both novel and existing antibiotic resistance mechanisms on experimental farmland, by exposing the soil to specific antibiotics. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

 

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