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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

Containing a Nipah virus outbreak with G Arunkumar

Meet the Microbiologist

Containing a Nipah virus outbreak with G Arunkumar

A recent Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, India, was halted due to improved detection capabilities. G. Arunkumar tells the story of his involvement.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf Nipah, virus

When the Clap Hits Back Part III: Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhea and how Molecular Tests May Save Us All

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

When the Clap Hits Back Part III: Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance in Nei…

Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a challenge for clinical labs. Can molecular tests save us from untreatable gonorrhea?

Peera Hemarajata - avatar Peera Hemarajata

Bringing the Laboratory Test to the Patient With Point-of-Contact Tests

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Bringing the Laboratory Test to the Patient With Point-of-Contact Tests

Patient-centered or point-of-care testing is gaining in popularity—what does this mean for patients, the clinicians and laboratorians?

Audrey Schuetz  - avatar Audrey Schuetz

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

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

ASM-Mentored Tuberculosis Laboratory in Zambia Recommended for First International Accreditation

Around the World

ASM-Mentored Tuberculosis Laboratory in Zambia Recommended for First Intern…

ASM, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the government of Zambia worked together to bring the lab up to international standards for quality and competency.

International Affairs - avatar International Affairs

Opening the Black Box of MALDI-TOF MS

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Opening the Black Box of MALDI-TOF MS

“Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry” (MALDI-TOF MS) sounds like the cause of a warp drive breakdown in Star Trek. What does it have to do with clinical microbiology diagnostics?

Kenneth (K.P.) Smith - avatar Kenneth (K.P.) Smith

bioRxiv

bioRxiv Subject Collection: Microbiology

 
How Do Antibiotics in Agriculture Affect Human Clinical Infectious Diseases?

mBiosphere

How Do Antibiotics in Agriculture Affect Human Clinical Infectious Diseases…

Our first World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 blog post looks at how agricultural practices have contributed to drug-resistant infections in people

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Fishing for viruses in senile - TWiV 519

TWiV

Fishing for viruses in senile - TWiV 519

A potential role for herpes simplex virus type 1 as a cause of Alzheimer’s Disease, including the finding that amyloid-beta acts as an antiviral by enveloping virus particles.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, Virology, HSV1, herpes

Figuring Fungus's Forcing Fly Functions - BacterioFiles 361

Bacteriofiles

Figuring Fungus's Forcing Fly Functions - BacterioFiles 361

Bringing a fungus that makes zombie flies into the lab makes a good model for studying microbial mind-control!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar fungus, fruit flies, zombies

All I need is a bit of skin - TWiP 161

TWiP

All I need is a bit of skin - TWiP 161

The case of the Brazilian Immigrant With Heart Problems, and how genome organization controls trypanosome antigenic variation.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello

Transmission of Antibiotic Resistant E. coli Mapped in Wild Giraffe Social Networks

Press Releases

Transmission of Antibiotic Resistant E. coli Mapped in Wild Giraffe Social …

A team from the University of Minnesota has shown that antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli bacteria in wild giraffes most likely come from anthropogenic sources, such as local cattle herds and humans.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Creating Art and Education with Microbes

Microbe 2018

Creating Art and Education with Microbes

How can creating agar art help students understand the foundational concepts of microbiology?

Ray Ortega - avatar Ray Ortega Agar Art, Education

Supermarket Produce Harbors Antibiotic-Resistance Genes

Press Releases

Supermarket Produce Harbors Antibiotic-Resistance Genes

Researchers from the Julius Kühn Institut, Germany have found that produce is a reservoir for transferable antibiotic resistance genes that often escape traditional molecular detection methods.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

There’s a Germ in my Worm: Bacterial-driven Metamorphosis with Nick Shikuma

microTalk

There’s a Germ in my Worm: Bacterial-driven Metamorphosis with Nick Shikuma

How bacteria produce a harpoon-like factor called a tailicin that inject larvae with the correct stimulus to allow them to develop into tubeworms.

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose

Multiplex Target Testing — Should We Be More Specific About Specificity?

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Multiplex Target Testing — Should We Be More Specific About Specificity?

Diagnostic test specificity is as much about context as it is numbers; here, we discuss pitfalls of focusing on numbers for multiplexed panel tests.

Matthew Pettengill - avatar Matthew Pettengill

ASM’s 5th Agar Art Contest Opening in September 2019

ASM News

ASM’s 5th Agar Art Contest Opening in September 2019

The contest is shifting to the fall to better highlight the incredible works of science and art submitted each year. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Fellow Phages Fight Fortifications - BacterioFiles 360

Bacteriofiles

Fellow Phages Fight Fortifications - BacterioFiles 360

Bacteriophages with defenses against bacterial CRISPR defenses have to work together to succeed!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, viruses, CRISPR

Hershey’s viruses - TWiV 518

TWiV

Hershey’s viruses - TWiV 518

Vincent travels to Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA to speak with Nick and Leslie about their careers and their work on human cytomegalovirus and retroviruses. 

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, cytomegalovirus, retroviruses, Virology

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