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8 Tips to Help You Begin Writing Your Paper

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8 Tips to Help You Begin Writing Your Paper

For scientists it is imperative to relay your research to your colleagues through published papers.  But what if you find the idea of writing overwhelming – daunting even?  You struggle...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

TMI: Deciding Whether to Include MIC Values in Susceptibility Reports

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

TMI: Deciding Whether to Include MIC Values in Susceptibility Reports

When laboratories provide susceptibility reports to clinicians, they must decide whether to include minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) or to report categorical interpretations (such as susceptible or resistant) alone. In some...

Thea Brennan-Krohn - avatar Thea Brennan-Krohn

Pig microbiome makeup may influence animal growth rate

mBiosphere

Pig microbiome makeup may influence animal growth rate

Farmers want their livestock to put on weight quickly so they can increase profits when they sell their animals. A new Applied and Environmental Microbiology study reports a possible link...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Antibodies from elite HIV controllers activate the ADCC immune response

mBiosphere

Antibodies from elite HIV controllers activate the ADCC immune response

Elite controllers are HIV-infected individuals who maintain undetectable virus levels even when not administered antiretroviral drugs. Understanding how the immune system of these elite controllers acts against HIV may help...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Summertime, and the living is easily filled with ticks and mosquitos

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Summertime, and the living is easily filled with ticks and mosquitos

Summertime brings people closer to the great outdoors - and to arthropods that can spread disease! In this week's Bugs & Drugs, we emphasize the importance of a full patient...

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Gifted microbes and defensive symbiosis - TWiM 156

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Gifted microbes and defensive symbiosis - TWiM 156

The use of microbial genome mining to identify new drugs, and how a bacterial symbiont protects flies against parasitoid wasps.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Microbiology, TWiM, Drosophila, Spiroplasma

Malaria infection decreases immune response to bacterial infection

mBiosphere

Malaria infection decreases immune response to bacterial infection

Children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria are more susceptible to invasive infection with nontyphoidal Salmonella. A new Clinical and Vaccine Immunology report finds that the immune system of malaria-infected children has lower antibacterial...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

When a little bit of blood won't do: detecting bacteremia

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

When a little bit of blood won't do: detecting bacteremia

Bloodstream infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and identifying the causative organism(s) is critical. Can the most important step in this process really be as simple as...

Matthew Pettengill - avatar Matthew Pettengill

Career Advice for Early-Stage Clinical Microbiologists

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Career Advice for Early-Stage Clinical Microbiologists

ASM asked six ASM members included in the ASCP's "40 Under Forty" listing of young, successful scientists,"what advice do you have for those considering a career in clinical microbiology? What...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

Honoring ASM members among the ASCP 40 under 40

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Honoring ASM members among the ASCP 40 under 40

Several of the American Society for Clinical Pathology's "40 Under Forty"  include young, successful ASM members, and we here at Bugs & Drugs reached out to ask them about their...

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Living in the stomach of a cell - TWiM 155

TWiM

Living in the stomach of a cell - TWiM 155

Updates on Legionella in the Flint water supply, and how horizontally acquired biosynthesis genes boost the physiology of Coxiella burnetii.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello

Controlling Mosquito Infection by Bacterial Manipulation: Using Bacteria to Control Mosquito-Borne Diseases

mBiosphere

Controlling Mosquito Infection by Bacterial Manipulation: Using Bacteria to…

Controlling mosquito-borne diseases comes in many formats, including manipulation of the bacterial endosymbiont found in many insects,  Wolbachia. A recent Journal of Virology article reports the ability of different strains...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

ASM Addresses Palmetto Lab Testing Reimbursement

Statements and Testimony

ASM Addresses Palmetto Lab Testing Reimbursement

ASM has joined other societies with expertise in diagnostic testing in a letter addressing the Palmetto Draft Local Coverage Determination of Panels Identified by Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs)...

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

One Year Later: on the Eve of WiSci 2017, 2016 Attendees Reflect on Life Since the Camp

Around the World

One Year Later: on the Eve of WiSci 2017, 2016 Attendees Reflect on Life Si…

With WiSci 2017 soon to be under way in Malawi,  WiSci 2016 attendee  Leslie Anasu Espinoza Campomanes and WiSci 2016 counselor Paola Moreno-Roman reflect on how this initiative impacted their lives  

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Novel Class of Antibiotics Shows Promise Against Plague, Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Press Releases

Novel Class of Antibiotics Shows Promise Against Plague, Drug-Resistant Bac…

This week in mBio, an international group of scientists report on laboratory experiments suggesting that a novel LpxC inhibitor can treat multi-drug resistant bacterial infections, including many that originate in hospitals.

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N Limitation Effects on Prochlorococcus SS120 Proteome - mSystems®

mSystems - Author Video Abstracts

N Limitation Effects on Prochlorococcus SS120 Proteome - mSystems®

Prochlorococcus is the most abundant photosynthetic organism on Earth, contributing significantly to global primary production and playing a prominent role in biogeochemical cycles. Here we study the effects of extreme...

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan mSystems, Prochlorococcus

Expectorate the unexpected - TWiV 451

TWiV

Expectorate the unexpected - TWiV 451

The TWiV scientists reveal that mosquitoes transmit different West Nile virus populations with each blood meal, only to have the diversity purged in a bird host.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Virology

Sticky Skin Sows Cells - BacterioFiles 303

Bacteriofiles

Sticky Skin Sows Cells - BacterioFiles 303

Roundworms in soil can carry with them bacteria they eat to grow new food, like farmers!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, nematodes, farming, ecology

Living Together Brings Couples' Microbiomes Together

Press Releases

Living Together Brings Couples' Microbiomes Together

Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. Microbial ecologists at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, found that people who live together significantly influence...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications microbiome, skin, built environment

Advancement Paths for Bench-Level Clinical Microbiologists

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Advancement Paths for Bench-Level Clinical Microbiologists

Bench-level clinical microbiologists serve an important role in a clinical microbiology lab. They are often the first people to identify disease-causing pathogens, which helps medical staff with the treatment of...

Shilpa Gadwal - avatar Shilpa Gadwal

Coalition Letter on FY 2018 Funding for NSF

Statements and Testimony

Coalition Letter on FY 2018 Funding for NSF

The ASM signed onto a letter, as a member of the Coalition on National Science Funding (CNSF), to Congress urging them to maintain federal investments in America’s scientific and innovation...

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Bioenergy Research Centers Selected for Continued Funding

Microbiology News

Bioenergy Research Centers Selected for Continued Funding

Department of Energy program to exploit biomass for fuels and biopoducts expanded to 4 centers 

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Multiplex Array White Paper: Clinical Utility of Multiplex Tests for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Pathogens

Statements and Testimony

Multiplex Array White Paper: Clinical Utility of Multiplex Tests for Respir…

Christopher Doern and Duane Newton, members of the Public and Scientific Affairs Board, Laboratory Practices Committee authored the white paper “Clinical Utility of Multiplex Tests for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Pathogens.” ...

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Infectious Disease Laboratory Testing, Clinical Microbiology Resources, Clinical Microbiology

 

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