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Diagnostic tools play an important role in public health

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Diagnostic tools play an important role in public health

Diagnostic tools are the backbone of many public health programs; we need them to assess the molecular characteristics and physiologies of potential pathogens. This week, Bugs & Drugs features our...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Thanksgiving Microbes: Gut-Healthy Foods for the Holidays

Microbial Sciences

Thanksgiving Microbes: Gut-Healthy Foods for the Holidays

Support your commensal and symbiotic gut bacteria while celebrating with family and friends this holiday season.

Jennifer Brubaker - avatar Jennifer Brubaker microbiome, Food Microbiology

Indiana Quorum - TWiM #164

TWiM

Indiana Quorum - TWiM #164

From Indiana University, Vincent speaks with Ankur, Julia, and Xindan about their careers and their work on horizontal gene transfer, quorum sensing, and chromosome organization in bacteria.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, quorum sensing, Microbiology

ASM Cosigns Letter to Congress on Tax Benefits for Graduate Students

ASM News

ASM Cosigns Letter to Congress on Tax Benefits for Graduate Students

ASM and 43 other scientific and engineering societies urge the House of Representatives to preserve tax benefits for graduate students

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Perfumed antibiotics and sachet-induced evolution: fosfomycin testing in the clinical laboratory

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Perfumed antibiotics and sachet-induced evolution: fosfomycin testing in th…

Fosfomycin susceptibility testing is a challenge for laboratories. The testing intricacies for fosfomycin are discussed.

Romney Humphries - avatar Romney Humphries

How does biological sex influence disease? Sex reporting improves analyses

mBiosphere

How does biological sex influence disease? Sex reporting improves analyses

Reporting the sex of mice and cell lines used in studies can help researchers determine if biological sex is a variable in disease outcome, argues Sabra Klein in an mBio editorial.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

ASM Letter to Congress Regarding Tax Reform and Tuition Exemptions

Statements and Testimony

ASM Letter to Congress Regarding Tax Reform and Tuition Exemptions

The ASM sent a letter to Congress as they debate H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which would exclude tuition waivers and tuition exemptions from income for graduate...

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Research and Development Budgets

Considerations in point-of-care diagnostics

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Considerations in point-of-care diagnostics

How will point-of-care diagnostics change clinical microbiology? ASM provides resources with educational opportunities and important considerations on implementing evolving technology.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

How can chicken gut microbiomes affect human health?

mBiosphere

How can chicken gut microbiomes affect human health?

People can contract campylobacteriosis by eating contaminated chickens, and a new Infection and Immunity study demonstrates the chicken microbiome influences C. jejuni colonization. mBiosphere summarizes and discusses what this may...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Maintaining the fight against frightening multidrug-resistant organisms

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Maintaining the fight against frightening multidrug-resistant organisms

ASM provides resources to review nomenclature, susceptibilty testing, and transmission prevention of multidrug-resistant organisms

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Evolution of drug-resistant bacteria never exposed to antibiotics

mBiosphere

Evolution of drug-resistant bacteria never exposed to antibiotics

Mutations that arise naturally are generally thought to require selection to become part of a population. A new Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy study challenges that thought, by demonstrating the evolution...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Point-of-Care Testing for Influenza

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Point-of-Care Testing for Influenza

“Do I have the flu?” Influenza point of care tests may be able to answer this question quickly. However, despite the simplicity and speed of these tests, they come with...

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

Meningococcal Vaccine Antigens expressed by 91 Percent of Tested Bacterial Strains

Press Releases

Meningococcal Vaccine Antigens expressed by 91 Percent of Tested Bacterial …

Up to 91 percent of bacterial strains causing a common type of invasive serogroup B meningococcal disease in children and young adults express at least one of the antigens contained...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Nanosponges Show Promise for Potentially Blinding Eye Infections

Press Releases

Nanosponges Show Promise for Potentially Blinding Eye Infections

Researchers demonstrate using a mouse model that engineered nanosponges can be used to protect eyes from infections caused by Enterococcus faecalis.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Just a virus, go home - TWiP 142

TWiP

Just a virus, go home - TWiP 142

The case of the Guatemalan Positive for Rhinovirus, and reveal how to kill all African trypanosomes with a primate apolipoprotein.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiP, Parasitism, trypanosome

Zika by the slice - TWiV 468

TWiV

Zika by the slice - TWiV 468

Amy Rosenfeld talka about her career and her work on Zika virus neurotropism using embryonic mouse organotypic brain slice cultures.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, Zika

Cdiff Infections and Fecal Transplants with Jimmy Ballard

microTalk

Cdiff Infections and Fecal Transplants with Jimmy Ballard

Dr. Ballard discusses how Cdiff causes disease and Dr. Sharma discusses exactly how a fecal transplant is performed.

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose cdiff, clostridium difficile, fecal transplant

Microbial Sciences improve many aspects of public health

mBiosphere

Microbial Sciences improve many aspects of public health

Microbiology-related research is almost inevitably tied to improving public health, but some research is more immediately applicable than others. How do the microbial sciences improve public health? We list some...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Killers Controlling Coral Contamination - BacterioFiles 318

Bacteriofiles

Killers Controlling Coral Contamination - BacterioFiles 318

Bacteria that prey on other bacteria could help keep corals healthy!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, coral, oceans, microbiome

ASM Hosts National Microbiome Data Collaborative Workshop

ASM News

ASM Hosts National Microbiome Data Collaborative Workshop

Data collaborative seeks to aid microbiome researchers by developing tools to help them access, analyze, and compare datasets

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Letter Opposing Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Statements and Testimony

Letter Opposing Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

ASM joins a letter to Congress opposing provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR1) that will increase the financial burden for graduate students.

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

ASM Resources During Antibiotic Awareness Week

mBiosphere

ASM Resources During Antibiotic Awareness Week

The American Society of Microbiology is a natural resource for clinical practitioners, researchers, and educators during Antibiotic Awareness Week. Here we share some of our recent top stories on antibiotic...

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Your Common Career Questions Answered

Careers

Your Common Career Questions Answered

With the new year around the corner, it’s never too late to think about the next steps in your career and set some resolutions. To help you get started, we...

Shilpa Gadwal - avatar Shilpa Gadwal

New insight into archaeal members of the human microbiome

mBiosphere

New insight into archaeal members of the human microbiome

Microbiome studies have long focused on the bacterial members that reside in different areas of the human body. A new study from mBio shows that a tweaked protocol can better...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

 

 

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