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Wells and Wellness Part I: The History of Cholera

Microbial Sciences

Wells and Wellness Part I: The History of Cholera

Cholera has long been a fatal disease, but it took the ingenuity of some truly remarkable scientists, Snow, Pacini, and Koch, to figure out the causes were dirty water, intestinal...

Monika Buczek - avatar Monika Buczek Cholera, microbial sciences, vibrio

Multiplex Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panels: The Promise and the Peril

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Multiplex Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panels: The Promise and the Peril

Multiplex molecular gastrointestinal pathogen panels promise increased ease, speed, and throughput. But do these tests sometimes produce too many results? And what is lost when tests switch from culture-based to...

Thea Brennan-Krohn - avatar Thea Brennan-Krohn

Evolution of bacterial biofilm populations with Vaughn Cooper - MTM 76

Meet the Microbiologist

Evolution of bacterial biofilm populations with Vaughn Cooper - MTM 76

Vaughn Cooper tells us what bacterial biofilms are, why biofilms differ from test tube environments, and how long-term evolution experiments combined with population genomics are teaching us how bacteria really...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf biofilm, Evolution

Analyzing the past to protect our future: discussing the 1918 flu pandemic at ASM Biothreats

mBiosphere

Analyzing the past to protect our future: discussing the 1918 flu pandemic …

Historians and futurists have a lot to learn from each other. This was apparent during an ASM Biothreats panel where a disaster historian teamed with a disaster preparedness expert to...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

The state of neither up nor down – also known as “intermediate”

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

The state of neither up nor down – also known as “intermediate”

In clinical microbiology, “intermediate” —the state of neither up nor down—means both “diagnostic uncertainty” AND “susceptible with increased exposures.” How can we cut one and not lose the other?

Romney Humphries - avatar Romney Humphries

Rats, lice, and nanoparticles - TWiM 170

TWiM

Rats, lice, and nanoparticles - TWiM 170

The spread of plague was likely due to human ectoparasites, not rats, and discussion of a durable, broadly protective protein nanoparticle influenza virus vaccine.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, Flu, plague, vaccine, virus

Why We Can’t Stop Now: U.S. Support for Critical Global Health Programs Is Crucial

Around the World

Why We Can’t Stop Now: U.S. Support for Critical Global Health Programs Is …

Cutting US support for the Global Health Security Agenda threatens our ability to prevent, detect and respond to health threats

International Affairs - avatar International Affairs

Bacteria share drug-resistance plasmids in chickens without drug selection

mBiosphere

Bacteria share drug-resistance plasmids in chickens without drug selection

Will decreasing antibiotics given to our livestock halt the spread of drug-resistant bacteria? A new Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report offers a grim outlook. 

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Lab testing – the money talk

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Lab testing – the money talk

Bugs & Drugs discusses the delicate issue of clinical lab finances: both the lab and hospital leadership must connect the dots and determine what tests best fit the interests of...

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

bioRxiv

bioRxiv Subject Collection: Microbiology

 
And biles to go before I delete - TWiV 481

TWiV

And biles to go before I delete - TWiV 481

The intestinal tract as an alternative infection route for MERS coronavirus, and how reduced accumulation of defective viral RNAs might lead to severe influenza.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV

A whale of a microbiome tale

mBiosphere

A whale of a microbiome tale

A new Applied and Environmental Microbiology study found that the whale skin microbiome varies throughout the feeding season. Studying whale health may be a good indicator of ocean health.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Enhancing Diversity in Science: A Career In Science Policy

Careers

Enhancing Diversity in Science: A Career In Science Policy

Dr. Kenneth Gibbs is director of the Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program and program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity at NIH’s NIGMS. He was previously...

Adriana Bankston - avatar Adriana Bankston

Protecting Americans within Our Borders Requires Strong Domestic and Global Investment

Statements and Testimony

Protecting Americans within Our Borders Requires Strong Domestic and Global…

The American Society for Microbiology issued the following statement in response to the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget released yesterday.

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

Allan Hall Distills Down the Art of Fermentation - microTalk 22

microTalk

Allan Hall Distills Down the Art of Fermentation - microTalk 22

The history of brewing and fermentation, the challenges of being an independent craft brewery, the science behind distilling whiskey, and beer brewing around the world

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose microtalk, yeast, fermentation

The PFU in your achoo - TWiV 480

TWiV

The PFU in your achoo - TWiV 480

Review of the current influenza season and presence of the virus in exhaled breath of symptomatic cases.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, Flu, Influenza

Researchers Identify Possible Genetic Contributors to Malaria Resistance

Press Releases

Researchers Identify Possible Genetic Contributors to Malaria Resistance

Investigators have now identified two new possible contributors to rising resistance to anti-malarial drugs in Southeast Asia. The contributors are a pair of enzymes that digest the malaria parasites’ main...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Study Shows Hot Air Hand Dryers Spread Bathroom Bacteria

Press Releases

Study Shows Hot Air Hand Dryers Spread Bathroom Bacteria

Bathroom hot air hand dryers deposited large quantities of bacteria on agar plates held beneath the nozzles for 30 seconds and grew 15 to 60 bacterial colonies each, according to...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

The American Society for Microbiology Joins the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC)

Press Releases

The American Society for Microbiology Joins the Initiative for Open Citatio…

ASM has joined the Initiative for Open Citations I4OC, a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers, and others to promote the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Focused Phages Fight Films - BacterioFiles 328

Bacteriofiles

Focused Phages Fight Films - BacterioFiles 328

Phages bound to magnetic nanoparticles can be guided and pulled toward their target, penetrating biofilms to kill harmful microbes!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, bacteriophages, biofilms

Tips on Becoming a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Director

Careers

Tips on Becoming a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Director

Some you may want to oversee all of the functions of a clinical laboratory by becoming a clinical microbiology laboratory director. This not only requires knowledge of the clinical laboratory...

nicole jackson - avatar nicole jackson

ASM Signs on to Letter Urging Increased Science Funding

Statements and Testimony

ASM Signs on to Letter Urging Increased Science Funding

ASM signed on to a letter supporting increased 302b allocations for science research. The letter, signed by 95 businesses, universities, and science and engineering organizations, urges increases in CJS, E&W...

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

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