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The inspiration (and organization) behind ABRCMS

Teaching Microbiology

The inspiration (and organization) behind ABRCMS

“Each year, I ask myself, ‘How am I going to wow folks?’” says Irene Hulede, organizer of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Hulede has worked on...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Re-re-re-revisiting blood culture contamination

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Re-re-re-revisiting blood culture contamination

Blood draw done without the gloves on is poor technique. Noncompliance to proper disinfection techniques of the draw site is the primary reason for blood culture contamination. Today's Bugs &...

Siu-Kei (Jacky) Chow - avatar Siu-Kei (Jacky) Chow

Intracellular bacteria with flagella - TWiM 162

TWiM

Intracellular bacteria with flagella - TWiM 162

A fungus destroying salamanders in Europe, and genes for flagella in intracellular bacteria.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, fungus, Microbiology

MRSA in agriculture and zombie epidemiology with Tara C. Smith - MTM 67

Meet the Microbiologist

MRSA in agriculture and zombie epidemiology with Tara C. Smith - MTM 67

Tara C. Smith discusses her work uncovering ties between agriculture and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf meet the microbiologist, MRSA

Drug-resistant bacterial contamination in consumer meat and produce

mBiosphere

Drug-resistant bacterial contamination in consumer meat and produce

Drug resistance is a huge clinical problem, but our exposure to drug-resistant bacteria can come from everyday interactions - even in our food! Two reports from Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Non-culture based fungal diagnostic tests

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Non-culture based fungal diagnostic tests

Timely diagnosis of fungal infections is sometimes impaired by the slow growth in culture or low yield of culture for certain organisms. Let’s discuss some of the non-culture based fungal...

Matthew Pettengill - avatar Matthew Pettengill

Microbes for Minis

Microbial Sciences

Microbes for Minis

Books that teach microbiology concepts to kids in an engaging and age appropriate way can be hard to come by. Here, I’ve compiled a list of educational and entertaining books...

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan

Malaria receptor plays role in red blood cell invasion

mBiosphere

Malaria receptor plays role in red blood cell invasion

How does Plasmodium falciparum get into its host red blood cell? A new Infection and Immunity study reports the importance of a previously poorly-characterized receptor, glycophorin B (GPB), in the hierarchy...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

A note from a concerned American citizen and a scientist with Puerto Rican roots

mBiosphere

A note from a concerned American citizen and a scientist with Puerto Rican …

Dr. Victor J. Torres was born in Puerto Rico and received his degree in Industrial Microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus. An editorial by Torres calls for...

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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Henderson, Frank, Dubochet

ASM News

2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Henderson, Frank, Dubochet

AAM member Joachim Frank among 2017 laureates in Chemistry

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2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Hall, Rosbash, and Young

ASM News

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Hall, Rosbash, and Young

ASM members among the 2017 laureates in Physiology or Medicine

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Podcasts introduce both scientific discoveries and the people who make them

Microbial Sciences

Podcasts introduce both scientific discoveries and the people who make them

ASM is reintroducing its “Meet the Microbiologist” podcast--host Julie Wolf explains why she loves podcasts and describes the first two MtM episodes.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Coalition Letter on the Administration’s Immigration Policies

Statements and Testimony

Coalition Letter on the Administration’s Immigration Policies

The ASM signed on to a letter to President Trump regarding the Administration’s immigration policies.  The letter stressed that the signed organizations think that the policies will reduce US science...

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Visa Information

Drosophila Dwellers Delay Deficiency - BacterioFiles 314

Bacteriofiles

Drosophila Dwellers Delay Deficiency - BacterioFiles 314

Bacteria affect fruit fly behavior by reducing their need and craving for protein-rich food!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, insects, behavior, microbiome

Coalition Letter to CMS Administrator Verma on PAMA

Statements and Testimony

Coalition Letter to CMS Administrator Verma on PAMA

ASM joined members of the Clinical Laboratory Coalition in a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma asking for input on the data to be used on proposed Clinical Laboratory Fee...

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Clinical Microbiology Resources

Finding Your Way in Academia: An Interview with Dr. Valerie Horsley

Careers

Finding Your Way in Academia: An Interview with Dr. Valerie Horsley

Dr. Valerie Horsley always knew she wanted to teach and later became interested in research. Her passion led her to become an Associate Professor at Yale University. Although her scientific...

Adriana Bankston - avatar Adriana Bankston

Gut Fungi Could Play a Role in Obesity Epidemic

Press Releases

Gut Fungi Could Play a Role in Obesity Epidemic

A high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study.

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Study Identifies Whale Blow Microbiome

Press Releases

Study Identifies Whale Blow Microbiome

A new study identified for the first time an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy humpback whales' blow.

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Perinatal BPA Exposure Induces Chronic Inflammation by Modulating Gut Bacteria

Press Releases

Perinatal BPA Exposure Induces Chronic Inflammation by Modulating Gut Bacte…

Emerging evidence from a research study in rabbits suggests that environmental toxicants may influence inflammation-promoted chronic disease susceptibility during early life.

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Colonies Correct Chloride Corrosion - BacterioFiles 313

Bacteriofiles

Colonies Correct Chloride Corrosion - BacterioFiles 313

Bacteria could help treat corrosion to preserve ancient iron artifacts!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, archaeology, redox

ASM and Publons Team Up To Bring Recognition to Peer Reviewers

Press Releases

ASM and Publons Team Up To Bring Recognition to Peer Reviewers

ASM partnered with Publons to support scientists who agree to serve as reviewers of manuscripts submitted to the ASM Journals.

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Four Lab Skills that You Can Use Outside of the Lab

Careers

Four Lab Skills that You Can Use Outside of the Lab

You just don’t learn technical skills doing research in a lab, you develop and demonstrate skills that you can transfer to a variety of professional contexts. These skills are called...

Caleb McKinney - avatar Caleb McKinney

ASM Requests Core Faculty Status for ABMM Diplomates

Statements and Testimony

ASM Requests Core Faculty Status for ABMM Diplomates

The ASM suggests that ACGME recognize the contributions of ABMM certified microbiologists in the education of pathology residents by qualifying them for core faculty status.

Jackson, Nicole - avatar Jackson, Nicole Clinical Microbiology Resources

Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - October

Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter

Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - October

The October issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities.

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

 

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