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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...

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Predictive Value of Blood Culture Time to Positivity

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Predictive Value of Blood Culture Time to Positivity

Time-to-positivity is often automatically reported for blood cultures; here we discuss how it’s calculated and how it may provide “free” and potentially helpful information.

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

Microbial Life in the Wake of Hurricanes

Microbial Sciences

Microbial Life in the Wake of Hurricanes

By Ashley Hagen Griffin | We take a closer look at some of the ways that local and airborne microbial ecosystems are influenced by tropical storms

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The Evolution of Virulence with Andrew Read

Meet the Microbiologist

The Evolution of Virulence with Andrew Read

Andrew Read tells of his work demonstrating that a non-sterilizing vaccine allows pathogens to become even more virulent.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf MTM, Evolution, viruses, vaccine

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 

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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

 
Combining Chromosomes - BacterioFiles 362

Bacteriofiles

Combining Chromosomes - BacterioFiles 362

Combining all 16 of yeast's chromosomes into one or two only impairs their growth slightly in the lab, but it prevents them from successful mating with wild yeasts!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar yeast, chromosomes, Genetics

Salmonella BonJovi - TWiM 189

TWiM

Salmonella BonJovi - TWiM 189

The state of the world’s fungi as revealed by a report from the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, and how Salmonella loses motility to evade host defenses.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, Fungi, mycology, Salmonella

Antibiotic Resistance and Movement of Animals between Farms have Facilitated the Spread of MRSA in Danish Pigs

Press Releases

Antibiotic Resistance and Movement of Animals between Farms have Facilitate…

During the last decade, a new form of the bacterium known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become widespread in the Danish pig population from where it spreads to people, resulting in...

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Microbiology Minutes: Mega-Antibodies Treat Flu, Epidemic Calendars, and Microbiomes and Ethnicity

mBiosphere

Microbiology Minutes: Mega-Antibodies Treat Flu, Epidemic Calendars, and Mi…

A news roundup covering mega-antibody flu protection, and epidemic calendar, and microbiomes and ethnicity – plus resistant bacteria on wild giraffes.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

What Can We Do to Stop the Spread of Drug-Resistant Infections?

mBiosphere

What Can We Do to Stop the Spread of Drug-Resistant Infections?

Our last World Antibiotic Awareness Week post looks at infection control, diagnostics and stewardship to slow the spread of drug-resistant disease

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

What Happens When Antibiotics Stop Working?

mBiosphere

What Happens When Antibiotics Stop Working?

Our second World Antibiotics Awareness Week post highlights the dangerous situation that arises when cheap oral antibiotics are no longer available 

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Combination Therapy Promising Against Blindness-Causing Bacterial Keratitis

Press Releases

Combination Therapy Promising Against Blindness-Causing Bacterial Keratitis

Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections of the cornea are a leading cause of blindness and cannot be effectively managed with current ophthalmic antibiotics. A team of investigators has now devised a combination...

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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.

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