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Are More Specimens Always Better? Microbiologic Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infections

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Are More Specimens Always Better? Microbiologic Diagnosis of Periprosthetic…

Clinical microbiology labs often receive multiple specimens for periprosthetic joint infections. How many is enough?

Audrey Schuetz  - avatar Audrey Schuetz

“Seq”ing the bacterial genes necessary for growth-arrest

Microbial Sciences

“Seq”ing the bacterial genes necessary for growth-arrest

Written by Katherine J. Wozniak | Tn-seq allowed researchers in two recent mBio publications to screen entire bacterial genomes to identify genes involved in surviving during nutrient deprivation.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications Tnseq, metabolism, microbial sciences

Assessing risk factors for infection with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

mBiosphere

Assessing risk factors for infection with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter…

A recent Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy study undertook a meta-analysis of data from around the world to better identify common risk factors for carbapenem-resistent Enterobacteriaceae infection - and to identify...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

New ASM Press author encourages all to enjoy the puzzle-like nature of bioinformatics

mBiosphere

New ASM Press author encourages all to enjoy the puzzle-like nature of bioi…

Scott Kelley's advice for those new to computational biology? "Don’t be afraid! Relax and enjoy the puzzle-like nature of bioinformatics!" Kelley has co-authored a new ASM Press textbook that breaks...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Agar Art 2018 Open for Submissions

ASM News

Agar Art 2018 Open for Submissions

Create a magnificent microbial masterpiece and win up to $400-worth of prizes!

Katherine Lontok - avatar Katherine Lontok

ASM Supports Evidence-Based Science to Inform Policy

Statements and Testimony

ASM Supports Evidence-Based Science to Inform Policy

The ASM supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the importance of evidence-based science to inform policy decisions surrounding prevention and defending the country from public health threats.

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

Best of Bugs & Drugs 2017

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Best of Bugs & Drugs 2017

2017 was a momentous year here at Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs, since this is the year that we launched! Here are the highlights of the first nine months of...

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ASM Members Named HHMI Professors

ASM News

ASM Members Named HHMI Professors

ASM members Avery August and Andrew Ellington, and mBio editor, Margaret McFall-Ngai ,have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professors, an honor that recognizes excellence in research and education.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Xenodiagnosis: Using a Pest as a Test

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Xenodiagnosis: Using a Pest as a Test

Most diagnostic tests are performed on agar plates or in plastic bottles, tubes, or wells, but in the past certain elusive infections were identified by a decidedly more exotic method...

Thea Brennan-Krohn - avatar Thea Brennan-Krohn

bioRxiv

bioRxiv Subject Collection: Microbiology

 
ASM Signs on to Letter Supporting Prevention and Public Health Fund

Statements and Testimony

ASM Signs on to Letter Supporting Prevention and Public Health Fund

ASM signed on to a letter in support of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The letter was sent to congressional leadership on January 18th and was signed by 177...

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

Clinical Microbiology Issues Update - January 2018

Clinical Microbiology Issues Update

Clinical Microbiology Issues Update - January 2018

The January issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.

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12 Tips to Finding Postdoctoral Mentors and Labs

Careers

12 Tips to Finding Postdoctoral Mentors and Labs

If you are considering a postdoc after graduate school, then read about the do’s and don’ts of picking a postdoctoral mentor and lab.

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

The Promise of Stem Cells: Travis Block Communicates Science

microTalk

The Promise of Stem Cells: Travis Block Communicates Science

The promise of stem cell research in treating various diseases, including cancers and degenerative diseases, and the challenges of developing technologies that can be affordable and useful for everyone.

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose microtalk, podcast, stem cells

‘Magic Pools’ Approach Can Hurry Studies of Novel Bacteria

Press Releases

‘Magic Pools’ Approach Can Hurry Studies of Novel Bacteria

To characterize the genes of newly identified bacteria, microbiologists often introduce mutations within the bacteria using mobile DNA segments called transposons to study the impact of these mutations.

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96 Fellows Elected into the American Academy of Microbiology

Press Releases

96 Fellows Elected into the American Academy of Microbiology

In January, the American Academy of Microbiology elected 96 new Fellows. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the ASM, are elected annually through a...

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Prokaryote Prefers Poorer Power - BacterioFiles 324

Bacteriofiles

Prokaryote Prefers Poorer Power - BacterioFiles 324

Hot spring archaea prefer to use elements that give them less energy even when more energetic options are available!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Archaea, respiration

Certain Fungi, Bacteria, Thrive in Dishwashers’ Extreme Environments

Press Releases

Certain Fungi, Bacteria, Thrive in Dishwashers’ Extreme Environments

Bacteria and fungi colonize the rubber seals of dishwashers in biofilms—which are thin, slimy, hard-to-eradicate films of these microbes that adhere to surfaces. Investigators have now shown that the diversity...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Market Your Clinical Lab Skills when Applying to Graduate School

Careers

Market Your Clinical Lab Skills when Applying to Graduate School

Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) who work in a clinical laboratory have many transferable research skills that make them attractive to science graduate school programs. The key is marketing these talents...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

January 2018 ASMClinMicro News Round-Up

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

January 2018 ASMClinMicro News Round-Up

A new year brings new career-promoting events and ways to participate in the ASM clin micro community. We summarize the latest in the first Bugs & Drugs post of 2018!

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Clostridium Capturing Carbon - BacterioFiles 323

Bacteriofiles

Clostridium Capturing Carbon - BacterioFiles 323

I talk with Dr. Walter Sandoval-Espinola, a researcher from Paraguay, now a postdoc at Harvard, about his discovery that biofuel-producing bacteria Clostridium beijerinckii can also transform CO2 and carbon monoxide...

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, Biofuels

Everything is viral - TWiV 475

TWiV

Everything is viral - TWiV 475

In the first episode for 2018, the TWiV team reviews the amazing virology stories of 2017.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, viruses

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