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Thanksgiving Microbes: Gut-Healthy Foods for the Holidays

Microbial Sciences

Thanksgiving Microbes: Gut-Healthy Foods for the Holidays

Support your commensal and symbiotic gut bacteria while celebrating with family and friends this holiday season.

Jennifer Brubaker - avatar Jennifer Brubaker microbiome, Food Microbiology

Indiana Quorum - TWiM #164

TWiM

Indiana Quorum - TWiM #164

From Indiana University, Vincent speaks with Ankur, Julia, and Xindan about their careers and their work on horizontal gene transfer, quorum sensing, and chromosome organization in bacteria.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, quorum sensing, Microbiology

ASM Cosigns Letter to Congress on Tax Benefits for Graduate Students

ASM News

ASM Cosigns Letter to Congress on Tax Benefits for Graduate Students

ASM and 43 other scientific and engineering societies urge the House of Representatives to preserve tax benefits for graduate students

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Perfumed antibiotics and sachet-induced evolution: fosfomycin testing in the clinical laboratory

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Perfumed antibiotics and sachet-induced evolution: fosfomycin testing in th…

Fosfomycin susceptibility testing is a challenge for laboratories. The testing intricacies for fosfomycin are discussed.

Romney Humphries - avatar Romney Humphries

How does biological sex influence disease? Sex reporting improves analyses

mBiosphere

How does biological sex influence disease? Sex reporting improves analyses

Reporting the sex of mice and cell lines used in studies can help researchers determine if biological sex is a variable in disease outcome, argues Sabra Klein in an mBio editorial.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Biopreparedness and biosecurity with Gigi Kwik Gronvall

Meet the Microbiologist

Biopreparedness and biosecurity with Gigi Kwik Gronvall

Gigi Kwik Gronvall talks to MTM about the importance of biopreparedness. Gronvall discusses her work in creating policies around potential natural, accidental, and man-made pandemics.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf Biodefense, Biosafety

ASM Letter to Congress Regarding Tax Reform and Tuition Exemptions

Statements and Testimony

ASM Letter to Congress Regarding Tax Reform and Tuition Exemptions

The ASM sent a letter to Congress as they debate H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which would exclude tuition waivers and tuition exemptions from income for graduate...

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

Considerations in point-of-care diagnostics

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Considerations in point-of-care diagnostics

How will point-of-care diagnostics change clinical microbiology? ASM provides resources with educational opportunities and important considerations on implementing evolving technology.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Beware of bloodsuckers!  What’s the buzz about mosquitoes?

microTalk

Beware of bloodsuckers! What’s the buzz about mosquitoes?

Dr. Dimopoulos and Dr. Lazear discuss ways to control and prevent malaria, how worried we should be about Zika virus, and how climate change influences diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose Malaria, Zika, microtalk, podcast

How can chicken gut microbiomes affect human health?

mBiosphere

How can chicken gut microbiomes affect human health?

People can contract campylobacteriosis by eating contaminated chickens, and a new Infection and Immunity study demonstrates the chicken microbiome influences C. jejuni colonization. mBiosphere summarizes and discusses what this may...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Maintaining the fight against frightening multidrug-resistant organisms

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Maintaining the fight against frightening multidrug-resistant organisms

ASM provides resources to review nomenclature, susceptibilty testing, and transmission prevention of multidrug-resistant organisms

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Evolution of drug-resistant bacteria never exposed to antibiotics

mBiosphere

Evolution of drug-resistant bacteria never exposed to antibiotics

Mutations that arise naturally are generally thought to require selection to become part of a population. A new Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy study challenges that thought, by demonstrating the evolution...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Killers Controlling Coral Contamination - BacterioFiles 318

Bacteriofiles

Killers Controlling Coral Contamination - BacterioFiles 318

Bacteria that prey on other bacteria could help keep corals healthy!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, coral, oceans, microbiome

ASM Hosts National Microbiome Data Collaborative Workshop

ASM News

ASM Hosts National Microbiome Data Collaborative Workshop

Data collaborative seeks to aid microbiome researchers by developing tools to help them access, analyze, and compare datasets

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Letter Opposing Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Statements and Testimony

Letter Opposing Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

ASM joins a letter to Congress opposing provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR1) that will increase the financial burden for graduate students.

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

ASM Resources During Antibiotic Awareness Week

mBiosphere

ASM Resources During Antibiotic Awareness Week

The American Society of Microbiology is a natural resource for clinical practitioners, researchers, and educators during Antibiotic Awareness Week. Here we share some of our recent top stories on antibiotic...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Your Common Career Questions Answered

Careers

Your Common Career Questions Answered

With the new year around the corner, it’s never too late to think about the next steps in your career and set some resolutions. To help you get started, we...

Shilpa Gadwal - avatar Shilpa Gadwal

New insight into archaeal members of the human microbiome

mBiosphere

New insight into archaeal members of the human microbiome

Microbiome studies have long focused on the bacterial members that reside in different areas of the human body. A new study from mBio shows that a tweaked protocol can better...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Jon and Ted’s Excellent Adventure - TWiV 467

TWiV

Jon and Ted’s Excellent Adventure - TWiV 467

Jon and Teddy Yewdell join the TWiV team to talk about their careers, their research, and the problems with biomedical research.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, Virology, biomedical research

A promiscuous phage and its illiterate transcriptase

Microbial Sciences

A promiscuous phage and its illiterate transcriptase

Some bacteria have multiple copies of a single gene to rapidly adapt to its environment. How can life with limited genomes compete?

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan phage, Bordetella

Mosquito Microbe Movement - BacterioFiles 317

Bacteriofiles

Mosquito Microbe Movement - BacterioFiles 317

Studying how Wolbachia bacteria spread through a mosquito population helps efforts to use them to prevent the spread of Dengue!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar

Working With International Sites: Testing For Enteric and Tuberculosis

Careers

Working With International Sites: Testing For Enteric and Tuberculosis

Dr. Operario was always interested in applying his science skills to solving global public health questions, no matter how big or small. He developed qPCR tests for enteric pathogens and...

Lisa Kozlowski - avatar Lisa Kozlowski

A Molecular Whiff: Researchers Identify the Yeast Genes Behind Rose and Honeyed Flavors in Beer and Wine

Press Releases

A Molecular Whiff: Researchers Identify the Yeast Genes Behind Rose and Hon…

A flavor compound called phenylethyl acetate imparts a hint of rose or honey to wherever it’s found — a dab of perfume, a sip of wine, a slug of beer.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

ASM Urges Increased Funding for the NIH in FY 2018

Statements and Testimony

ASM Urges Increased Funding for the NIH in FY 2018

The ASM participated in a coalition letter urging Congress to enact a bipartisan budget agreement that raises the spending caps and enables a $36.1 billion investment in National Institutes of...

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

 

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