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Fighting Ebola: What It Takes to Stop an Outbreak

Around the World

Fighting Ebola: What It Takes to Stop an Outbreak

Stopping an epidemic requires teamwork, communication and resources

Courtney Reyers - avatar Courtney Reyers

Scientists and Bioartists Create Stunning Microbial Artworks in ASM’s 4th Agar Art Contest

Press Releases

Scientists and Bioartists Create Stunning Microbial Artworks in ASM’s 4th A…

The American Society for Microbiology announces the winners of their 4th annual Agar Art contest. Submissions of artwork were created using living, growing microbes ‘painted’ on agar, a gelatin-like substance...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Prevent What’s Preventable: Vaccine Preventable Diseases with Cherise Rohr-Allegrini

microTalk

Prevent What’s Preventable: Vaccine Preventable Diseases with Cherise Rohr-…

How the success of vaccines has ironically contributed to the rise of the anti-vax movement, how the way scientists talk about vaccines is important to increase vaccination rates, and the...

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose Vaccines, disease, microtalk, podcast

Lyme Disease Testing: Old Tests, New Tests, and Other Tests

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Lyme Disease Testing: Old Tests, New Tests, and Other Tests

It’s Lyme Time! As summer approaches, ticks and people will meet up once again. Diagnostic tests for Lyme disease may change, but these changes should always based on scientific evidence.

Matthew Pettengill - avatar Matthew Pettengill

ASM Partners with Smithsonian on “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”

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ASM Partners with Smithsonian on “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”

Go see the Smithsonian exhibit “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” which reminds us of the relationships encompassed in the One Health concept

Stefano Bertuzzi - avatar Stefano Bertuzzi

Is It Really about the MIC?

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Is It Really about the MIC?

The use of beta-lactamase combination agents like piperacillin-tazobactam to treat ESBL-producing isolates has always been somewhat controversial. Results from the new MERINO clinical trial suggest reviving ESBL testing. Romney Humphries...

Romney Humphries - avatar Romney Humphries

9 ASM Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences

ASM News

9 ASM Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Nine ASM members are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced today by the National Academy of Sciences.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

The struggle to study hepatitis C virus with Charlie Rice

Meet the Microbiologist

The struggle to study hepatitis C virus with Charlie Rice

Charlie Rice gives the history of learning to grow hepatitis C virus in culture, from pitfalls to hurdles and successes along the 20-year journey. He also talks about yellow fever...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf hepatitis C, virus, yellow fever, meet the microbiologist, podcast

Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network detects and contains emerging antibiotic resistance

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network detects and contains emerging anti…

Detection of antibiotic resistance is vital to proper treatment and containment of potential outbreaks. The Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Laboratory Network connects healthcare facilities, state and local labs, and CDC to quickly identify and contain...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

bioRxiv

bioRxiv Subject Collection: Microbiology

 
Microbial communication via quorum sensing with Pete Greenberg

Meet the Microbiologist

Microbial communication via quorum sensing with Pete Greenberg

How bacteria can communicate based on cell density, a phenomenon he helped name quorum sensing.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf quorum sensing, meet the microbiologist, podcast

Synthetic Polymers May Help Stop Deadly Fungal Infections

Press Releases

Synthetic Polymers May Help Stop Deadly Fungal Infections

Researchers who develop novel treatments for treatment-resistant fungal infections have found a new ally: Synthetic polymers.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

23 and ALL Of Us: Personalized Medicine via Microbiome Sequencing

Microbial Sciences

23 and ALL Of Us: Personalized Medicine via Microbiome Sequencing

Microbiome-based technologies: how to measure and manipulate our microbial cohabiitants and use that information to inform health decisions.

Monika Buczek - avatar Monika Buczek microbiome, Personalized Medicine

ASM Journals Now Accepting Submissions in Any Format

Press Releases

ASM Journals Now Accepting Submissions in Any Format

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recently announced that ASM Journals are now accepting initial submissions in any format to ease the submission process for authors.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Many Americans say Infectious and Emerging Diseases in Other Countries Will Threaten the U.S.

Press Releases

Many Americans say Infectious and Emerging Diseases in Other Countries Will…

An overwhelming majority of Americans (95%) think infectious and emerging diseases facing other countries will pose a ‘major’ or ‘minor’ threat to the U.S. in the next few years, but...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Medical Microbiota Measurement - BacterioFiles 339

Bacteriofiles

Medical Microbiota Measurement - BacterioFiles 339

Fecal microbiota transplants work just as well when taken in pill form as when delivered through a tube!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, clinical trial, cdiff, Clostridium

Ebola Makona is the opposite of hakuna matata - TWiV 494

TWiV

Ebola Makona is the opposite of hakuna matata - TWiV 494

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the finding that mutations identified in the 2015 West African epidemic do not alter pathogenesis in...

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Ebola, pathogenesis, animals, vaccine

ASM Joins Laboratory Societies in Letters on Palmetto Coverage Determination

Statements and Testimony

ASM Joins Laboratory Societies in Letters on Palmetto Coverage Determinatio…

ASM joins laboratory societies in two letters on the Palmetto Draft Local Coverage Determinations on Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplified Tests for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Panels.

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Variations in Placental Microbiota Appear Related to Premature Birth

Press Releases

Variations in Placental Microbiota Appear Related to Premature Birth

A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has found a surplus of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from premature births, supporting the hypothesis that maternal infection may cause preterm birth.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Elio has lots of colanic acid - TWiM 176

TWiM

Elio has lots of colanic acid - TWiM 176

The passing of Stanley Falkow, give E. coli an archaeal membrane, and how the microbiome can make worms live longer.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, ecoli, microbiome

What It’s Like to Volunteer at a Science Festival

Careers

What It’s Like to Volunteer at a Science Festival

ASM was at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) to capitalize on the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) buzz and raise awareness of the microbial sciences. Our...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

Of Moms and Microbes: Baby’s First Microbiome

Microbial Sciences

Of Moms and Microbes: Baby’s First Microbiome

While we don’t yet understand what makes a healthy microbiome, we know that certain interventions, such as antibiotic use and Cesarean sections, can change babies’ microbiomes, for better or for...

Rita Algorri - avatar Rita Algorri microbiome, infant, baby

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