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Colistin testing – are we whacked out?

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Colistin testing – are we whacked out?

The ever-changing CLSI recommendations for colistin testing (and one lab director’s endless frustration with this!) are reviewed.

Romney Humphries - avatar Romney Humphries

The First Person to Sequence DNA in Space: Molecular Biologist and NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins

Microbial Sciences

The First Person to Sequence DNA in Space: Molecular Biologist and NASA Ast…

Ever since she was a little girl, Dr. Kathleen “Kate” Rubins knew she wanted to be a scientist. She conducted experiments in her backyard and later, in high school, worked...

Courtney Reyers - avatar Courtney Reyers space, NASA, DNA, sequencing

Fusing Design and Science, ASM’s Agar Art Contest is Back for Round Three

Press Releases

Fusing Design and Science, ASM’s Agar Art Contest is Back for Round Three

The American Society for Microbiology has announced winners for their 3rd annual Agar Art contest

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

The surprising plasticity of the SSV1 archaeal viral genome

mBiosphere

The surprising plasticity of the SSV1 archaeal viral genome

SSV1 is an archaeal virus found in the hot, acidic waters where its Sulfolobus bacterial hosts reside. Researchers have found its genome is surprisingly tolerant of mutation, including loss of...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Funds Innovative, Cross-Cutting Research

Press Releases

The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Funds Innovative, Cross-Cutting Resear…

Three teams of researchers will be the recipients of the Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge that supports novel, cross-cutting tools and methods in the field of microbiome research. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications Kavli, research, microbiome, grants

Diagnostic technology: Molecular or not molecular?

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Diagnostic technology: Molecular or not molecular?

Molecular technologies revolutionized microbiology as well as  medicine, patient care, infection control and prevention, and overall hospital operation.

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

High Incentives and Praises for Laboratory Technologists

Careers

High Incentives and Praises for Laboratory Technologists

In celebration of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Dr. Robin Patel, Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at the Mayo Clinic, shares her insights on how to become a laboratory...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

16S Alphabet Soup: A Quick Guide

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

16S Alphabet Soup: A Quick Guide

Broad-range bacterial 16S PCR and sequencing as a clinical diagnostic tool is quickly gaining in popularity. This post offers a quick refresher on the applications, limitations, and aliases of this...

Audrey Schuetz  - avatar Audrey Schuetz

After the book, Henrietta Lacks' family continues to engage in patients' rights

mBiosphere

After the book, Henrietta Lacks' family continues to engage in patients' ri…

The HeLa cells derived from Henrietta Lacks have played a vital role in many scientific advances, including production of the polio vaccine. But the unethical manner in which they were...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

How to Write a Great Grant Application

Teaching Microbiology

How to Write a Great Grant Application

Writing a grant application can be daunting, especially when you’re new to the process. How do you know what funding opportunities are available, how to make your writing both succinct...

Education - avatar Education Education

This Week in Virology Live at ASM 4.21.17

This Week in Virology

This Week in Virology Live at ASM 4.21.17

On the eve of the March for Science, the TWiV team gathers at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC with guests Stefano and Susie to talk about the state of science...

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan

Patients are a virtue: outcomes as the measure of diagnostic test utility

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Patients are a virtue: outcomes as the measure of diagnostic test utility

Clinical microbiology tests are not performed to satisfy the curiosity, but to serve patients. While technical performance comparisons will sometimes suffice for test evaluation, health outcome studies may be superior for determining the true...

Matthew Pettengill - avatar Matthew Pettengill

ASM's Spending Review

Press Releases

ASM's Spending Review

Over the past several months, the ASM leadership has been conducting a strategic spending review, driven by the necessity to achieve a 2018 breakeven budget, after several years of substantial...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

ASM Microbe 2017: Tweets, Storytelling, Blogging, and Videos - Communicating Your Science

Careers

ASM Microbe 2017: Tweets, Storytelling, Blogging, and Videos - Communicatin…

You most likely receive formal training for communicating your research to other scientists, which is thoroughly practiced at meetings and seminars, but what about to non-scientists? ASM is providing multiple...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

New Report Discusses Role of Point-of-Care Testing in Changing Diagnostic Paradigms

Press Releases

New Report Discusses Role of Point-of-Care Testing in Changing Diagnostic P…

The American Academy of Microbiology has released a new report on point-of-care (POC) and near-patient testing and changing diagnostic paradigms in microbiology. Technology for diagnosing infectious diseases in patients is...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications diagnostics, academy, report

ASM Letter Regarding Appointment of USDA Chief Scientist

Statements and Testimony

ASM Letter Regarding Appointment of USDA Chief Scientist

ASM Letter regarding the nomination of the Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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

Statement of the ASM on the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget to Congress

Statements and Testimony

Statement of the ASM on the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget to Congress

The ASM has released a statement on the release of the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget urging Congress to reject the Administration’s proposed severe cuts to science and public health programs.  

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board research and development budget

ASM Microbe 2017 for Microbiology Educators: What Not to Miss

Teaching Microbiology

ASM Microbe 2017 for Microbiology Educators: What Not to Miss

Headed to New Orleans for ASM Microbe 2017? The online program is now available, and as a microbiology educator there are a few sessions that have me excited for the...

Education - avatar Education

Scientists Uncover Dietary Strategy to Address Obesity Using Component in Red Chili

Press Releases

Scientists Uncover Dietary Strategy to Address Obesity Using Component in R…

Scientists have discovered a dietary strategy that may address obesity by reducing endotoxemia, a major contributor to chronic, low-grade inflammation (CLGI). The researchers uncovered an interaction between dietary capsaicin (CAP)...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Microbial Succession and Flavor Production in Kefir - mSystems®

mSystems - Author Video Abstracts

Microbial Succession and Flavor Production in Kefir - mSystems®

Traditional fermented foods represent relatively low-complexity microbial environments that can be used as model microbial communities to understand how microbes interact in natural environments. Our results illustrate the dynamic nature...

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan Food Microbiology

Canadian Team Finds New Antibiotic Resistance Gene in Salmonella from Broiler Chickens

Press Releases

Canadian Team Finds New Antibiotic Resistance Gene in Salmonella from Broil…

A team of investigators from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph, Ontario, has discovered a gene that confers resistance to the important broad-spectrum antibiotic, fosfomycin. The researchers found the gene in...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Bacteria Benefit Bad Burns - BacterioFiles 294

Bacteriofiles

Bacteria Benefit Bad Burns - BacterioFiles 294

Probiotic bacteria prevent deadly infections in mice with serious burns.

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Probiotics

The New York Tim - TWiV 442

TWiV

The New York Tim - TWiV 442

Freelance science journalist Tim Requarth joins TWiV to explain why scientists should stop thinking that explaining science will fix information illiteracy.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Virology, Journalism

Get Your Questions about Grants Answered

ASM News

Get Your Questions about Grants Answered

The ASM Grant Writing Online Course will provide you with answers to your most probing questions about scientific grants. 

Leah Gibbons - avatar Leah Gibbons

 

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