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A Push for Parasite Prevention: A New Live Malaria Vaccine Improves Protection

Microbial Sciences

A Push for Parasite Prevention: A New Live Malaria Vaccine Improves Protect…

How does getting injected with live parasites sound to you? This World Immunization Week we explore a new vaccine that might just change your mind.

Monika Buczek - avatar Monika Buczek

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

Zika Update: Round-up of Recent Reports

mBiosphere

Zika Update: Round-up of Recent Reports

Though it's been less covered by major news outlets, Zika is still an important research topic. Scientists are working hard to understand Zika virus biology, transmission, and treatment. We round...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Canadian Researchers Test Indoor Air Decontamination Appliances for Cars

Press Releases

Canadian Researchers Test Indoor Air Decontamination Appliances for Cars

The first ever peer-reviewed test of decontamination devices for car interiors has been completed. The quickest device took one and a half hours to remove pathogenic microbes from interior air...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

MERS-like Coronavirus Identified in Ugandan Bat

Press Releases

MERS-like Coronavirus Identified in Ugandan Bat

A team of researchers in the United States and Uganda has identified a novel coronavirus in a bat from Uganda that is similar to the one causing Middle East Respiratory...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Maybe they're born with it: intrinsic antibiotic resistance

mBiosphere

Maybe they're born with it: intrinsic antibiotic resistance

Several recently published mBio studies describe new mechanisms of intrinsic antibiotic resistance. These mechanisms may themselves become therapeutic targets to broaden the application of currently available drugs.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

AST for New Antibiotics: the Clinical Laboratorian's Dilemma

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

AST for New Antibiotics: the Clinical Laboratorian's Dilemma

In the era of antimicrobial resistance, the introduction of a new antibiotic is an eagerly anticipated event. But when clinicians learn that antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) for the antibiotic is...

Thea Brennan-Krohn - avatar Thea Brennan-Krohn

Plague Bacteria Take Refuge In Amoebae

Press Releases

Plague Bacteria Take Refuge In Amoebae

Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can survive within the ubiquitous soil protozoan, the amoeba, by producing proteins that protect against the latter microbe’s digestion.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

mSphereDirect: A publishing experiment starts to yield results.

mBiosphere

mSphereDirect: A publishing experiment starts to yield results.

 In January, ASM launched a publishing experiment, mSphereDirect, which allows scientists to control the review process and speed up the time-to-publication after submission. To answer questions about its users and...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Basic Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance and Gene Spread by Marilyn Roberts, PhD

ASM Virtual Lectures

Basic Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance and Gene Spread by Marilyn Robert…

Marilyn Roberts, PhD, University of Washington, presents an historical background of bacterial antibiotic resistances. In this lecture Roberts discusses the basic mechanism and elements (plasmids, transposons, integrons) of bacterial antibiotic...

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan antibiotic resistance

80-year-old ‘Viable’ Anthrax Strain Debunked Using Advanced Genomic Sequencing

Press Releases

80-year-old ‘Viable’ Anthrax Strain Debunked Using Advanced Genomic Sequenc…

A team of international researchers has found that a strain of anthrax-causing bacterium thought to have been viable 80 years after a thwarted World War I espionage attack, was, in...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Enhance your ASM Microbe experience by attending MAPD.

ASM News

Enhance your ASM Microbe experience by attending MAPD.

At MAPD students will learn how to navigate the meeting, network with ASM leaders, and receive feedback on their presentation.

Leah Gibbons - avatar Leah Gibbons

Lichens' Little Lodgers - BacterioFiles 290

Bacteriofiles

Lichens' Little Lodgers - BacterioFiles 290

I'm back! This episode: Lichens, long known to be a partnership between fungi and algae, now discovered to have an important third member!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar BacterioFiles

Drs. TWiV go to Washington - TWiV 438

TWiV

Drs. TWiV go to Washington - TWiV 438

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

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, science communication

Community of Scientific Societies Applauds March for Science

Microbiology News

Community of Scientific Societies Applauds March for Science

Statement hosted by AAAS recommits societies to foster public support, engagement in science 

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Assessing Student Learning in the Introductory Microbiology Lab

Teaching Microbiology

Assessing Student Learning in the Introductory Microbiology Lab

In an introductory microbiology lab, one common goal is to increase student skills with the microscope, including the ability to properly stain a bacterial specimen. But what is the best way...

Education - avatar Education Education, JMBE, Assessment

Earth Day 2017: An Exploration of Atmospheric Microbiology

Microbial Sciences

Earth Day 2017: An Exploration of Atmospheric Microbiology

Little is known about microbial environments in the atmosphere, the layer of gases that is common to all surfaces around the globe. On Earth Day 2017, we take a look...

Jennifer Brubaker - avatar Jennifer Brubaker Earth Day, Environment, Environmental Microbiology

Teaching Biodiversity on Earth Day (or Any Day)

Teaching Microbiology

Teaching Biodiversity on Earth Day (or Any Day)

In celebration of Earth Day, we’re offering up 4 open-access, peer-reviewed resources from the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) to help infuse biodiversity-related content into your K-12 or...

Education - avatar Education Education, JMBE

Microbiology is where it’s at - TWiM 150

TWiM

Microbiology is where it’s at - TWiM 150

In recognition of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Robin Patel speaks with the TWiM team about directing a clinical bacteriology laboratory, and how an observation made by a laboratory technologist...

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, Clinical Microbiology, clinical laboratory, career paths in science, careers, Career Trends

 

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